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Warren Memorial Hospital Hosts Diabetes Alert Program

The American Diabetes Association (ADA) has declared Tuesday, March 22 to be ADA Alert Day®, a one-day “wake-up call” for community awareness about risk factors for type 2 diabetes.

Valley Health Warren Memorial Hospital will host a free program on March 22 from 7:00 to 10:00 a.m. in the hospital’s main conference room next to the cafeteria. The public is invited to stop by and complete a brief risk assessment and talk with the hospital’s certified diabetes nurse educator and other health experts. A free continental breakfast will be served, and participants may register for door prizes.

“Awareness is crucial in the effort to reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes,” says Arlene Figgins, RN, CDE. “Completing the risk assessment can be the first step in knowing your risk and taking control of your health.”

According to the ADA, nearly one in three American adults is at high risk for developing type 2 diabetes, while another 86 million American adults have prediabetes, meaning their blood glucose (sugar) is higher than normal. Some of the primary risk factors for type 2 diabetes include being overweight, sedentary, over the age of 45 and having a family history of diabetes.

For more information on the ADA Alert Day at Warren Memorial Hospital, contact Diabetes Management at 540-636-0314 or email afiggins@valleyhealthlink.com. Warren Memorial Hospital is located at 1000 N. Shenandoah Avenue in Front Royal.