Passport joins with ADA to present ‘Super Saturday’ event in Lexington

ADA-passport-logoPassport and the American Diabetes Association are presenting a special event on Saturday, November 18, in Lexington for residents to come out and learn all about eating better and moving more.

The “Super Saturday” event, which runs from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. and will be at the William Wells Brown Community Center at 548 E. Sixth St. in Lexington, is open to the public and will have information for people with diabetes, people with prediabetes, and people who want to help minimize their risk for getting diabetes.

The event will have speakers to provide education and motivation, opportunities for attendees to participate in chair exercises, and a good sampling of healthy food options. There will also be vendors to visit and an opportunity for a free kidney screening, courtesy of the National Kidney Foundation.

To register for the event, please go online to diabetes.org/supersaturday or call (859) 268-9129.

 

Simple test can help people see if they are at risk for Type 2 Diabetes

American Diabetes Association logoNearly 26 million people in the U.S. (about 8.3 percent of the population) have diabetes. Of these, about 7 million are undiagnosed, and about 8 million have prediabetes (which is when blood-glucose levels are higher than normal but not yet high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes).

But it doesn’t have to be that way.

As part of National Diabetes Awareness Month, Passport is working with the American Diabetes Association  to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. One easy way to do that is for people to take a simple “Type 2 Diabetes Risk Test” online by clicking here.

For more information about the American Diabetes Association, go online to diabetes.org or call 1-800-DIABETES (342-2383). Also, click here to learn more about what Passport does to help members who have diabetes.