Free Diabetes Panel Discussion Today At Avera
Did you know that eight percent of deaths in Yankton County can be attributed to diabetes? Did you know that there are approximately 25.8 million people in the country who have diabetes and, unbelievably, a whopping 7 million are not even aware they suffer from the disease?
Plan on attending a free Diabetes panel discussion at the Avera Sacred Heart Hospital Pavilion today (Friday, Aug. 2) from 2-4 p.m. Four experts will give their take on the disease and how we can help curb this epidemic in the future. There will be free refreshments and snacks – diabetic friendly, of course.
This essentially kicks off a community-wide effort to get people screened and educated about a disease that has reached epidemic proportions in a very short amount of time. Avera Sacred Heart Hospital is committed to helping people in our region identify if they are at-risk for the disease and helping them prevent the onset of it.