PinnacleHealth: Diabetes Prevention and Awareness

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.


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