Diabetes risk testing offered

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LEWISTON — The American Diabetes Association and St. Mary’s Diabetes and Endocrine Center are urging Americans to find out their risk for type 2 diabetes during the 22nd annual American Diabetes Alert® Day.

To help people determine their risk, the St. Mary’s Diabetes and Endocrine Center will staff an educational booth at Wal-Mart in Auburn from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 24, in front of the store’s Vision Center.

A diabetes nurse and dietitian educator will be available to offer a risk assessment, provide educational materials and answer questions about diabetes.

Nearly 6 million Americans have diabetes, but don’t even know it. Another 57 million Americans have pre-diabetes, placing them at increased risk for developing type 2 diabetes.

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To obtain a diabetes risk test or for more information about diabetes, contact the St. Mary’s Diabetes and Endocrine Center at 777-8625.

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