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'Diabetes Alert Day' event March 17 at fairgrounds

3:55 PM, Mar. 4, 2013  |  Comments
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Almost 25.8 million people in the United States have diabetes, or 8.3% of the population. While an estimated 18.89 million have been diagnosed, unfortunately, one-fourth are unaware they have this disease. In Wisconsin, 1.46 million adults have pre-diabetes.

Because this disease is increasing by large numbers yearly, the Wisconsin Lions Foundation and the local Lions and Lioness Clubs are promoting "Diabetes Alert Day" throughout Wisconsin.

On Sunday, March 17, a Diabetes Alert Day event will be held at the Fond du Lac County Fairgrounds Recreation Building from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. Participating Lions and Lioness will sponsor informational booths and hand out brochures with valuable information. Stop in at the show and pick up information about the effects of diabetes and how to control it.

If you are unable to visit one of these booths, please take the diabetes risk test at www.diabetes.org/risk-test.jsp

March 26 has been designated as national "Diabetes Alert Day" by the American Diabetes Association. The earlier diabetes is detected, the easier it is to control.

For more information, contact Ella Stanelle, president of the Fond du Lac Lioness Club at 921-4954; or estanelle@charter.net or able2cable88@yahoo.com

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