JOPLIN, MO.--- Freeman Health System volunteers promote National Diabetes Alert Day. Health care providers and volunteers used the day to educate hospital employees and guest with score sheets. The paper exam let participants know their risk for type two diabetes. Currently, 25% of Americans don't know that they're at risk for diabetes. A Freeman Health System diabetes educator says early detections are very important.
"Learn about what lifestyle factors you have that could be modified or improved, which could actually help you control that disease or even prevent it from occurring until later in your life," said Laurie Smith, Freeman RN and DIabetes Educator.
One in three Americans are pre diabetic and are not aware of it.
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