Upcoming diabetes event hopes to educate public

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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.


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