November is diabetes awareness month, and World Diabetes Day is November 14. Vanessa Snell was here to talk about the alarming rise of diabetes around the world and what we can do to prevent and better manage diabetes.
“Type 2 diabetes is caused by poor diet, obesity and lack of exercise. As more Americans are obese, the incidence of diabetes also increases,” tells Snell.
PinnacleHealth will be hosting some awareness events throughout the month:
Mall Walk – Harrisburg Mall
Saturday, November 12, 10 a.m.–1 p.m.
Education and screenings
World Diabetes Day – State Capitol
Monday, November 14, 10 a.m.–1 p.m.
Meet Kendall Simmons (former Pittsburgh Steeler), get tips for diabetes-friendly dishes from celebrity chefs, and receive free health screenings
Community Health Fair – Capital Blue Store
Saturday, November 19, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Hampden Marketplace, 4500 Marketplace Way, Enola
Education, fitness classes and nutrition demos
To learn more, visit their website or call 717-221-6270.