The DeKalb Board of Health hosted its Diabetes Alert Day event on March 27 at the Richardson Health Center, 445 Winn Way, in Decatur.
The free event, part of American Diabetes Alert Day, featured diabetes education, blood glucose screenings, healthy cooking demonstrations and other information concerning the importance of early diagnosis, especially when symptoms are not present.
It is estimated that 1.1 million people, or 14% of adults in Georgia have diabetes. In DeKalb County alone, there were 7,734 hospitalizations and 655 deaths due to diabetes from 2012 through 2016. For more information about Diabetes Alert Day call 404-508-7847 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.