FOX 34 Weather Authority: Flash Flood Watch expires at 7:00 PM on 9/19, issued at 10:33 AM Dunn, TX | Fluvanna, TX | Gail, TX | Hermleigh, TX

Upcoming diabetes event hopes to educate public

Set Text Size SmallSet Text Size MediumSet Text Size LargeSet Text Size X-Large
Share
Updated: 4/15/2013 10:22 am
More people than you may think suffer with diabetes in Lubbock. Plus, so many more are threatened by prediabetes.

An upcoming event by the American Diabetes Association hopes to empower and educate the public. During an interview on Good Day Lubbock, United Supermarkets Registered Dietitian Jennifer Gorman shared the facts.

"We're talking over 30,000 people in Lubbock already are living with diabetes. So type 2 diabetes is really what we're talking about. When you talk about prediabetes it's over 84,000," she said.

The first step for those with diabetes and at risk is to get educated now, she said. There is no time to waste when your body desperately needs a healthy change.

That is where "Healthy Living in the Real World" comes in. The educational event happens from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Wellness Today. Anyone is invited to attend and there is no fee or registration. This is a morning-long event open to the whole family.

Click on the attached video to watch Gorman's interview.


Share
0 Comment(s)
Comments: Show | Hide

Here are the most recent story comments.View All

No comments yet!
Lubbock Weather
75°
Mostly Cloudy

Wind: SE 10 mph
Feels Like: 75°
High: 75°
Low: 66°
Latest Product Recalls
Ford recalls hybrid SUVs to fix stalling problem
Ford is recalling about 74,000 older-model gas-electric hybrid SUVs in the U.S. and Canada to fix a stalling problem.
Toyota recalls pickups to fix air bag problem
Toyota is recalling about 130,000 Tundra full-size pickup trucks because a plastic trim piece can interfere with the side air bags.
Spiders force Suzuki to recall midsize cars
Spiders have forced Suzuki to recall more than 19,000 midsize cars.
California firm recalls Caesar salad kits
A Southern California food company has recalled nearly 93,000 pounds of fully cooked chicken Caesar salad kits sold at Sam's Club stores over concerns of possible listeria contamination.
Hewlett-Packard recalls 5 million AC power cords
Hewlett-Packard Company is recalling about 5.6 million notebook computer AC power cords in this country and another 446,700 in Canada because of possible overheating, which can pose a fire and burn hazard.
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.
Mobile advertising for this site is available on Local Ad Buy.