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November is American Diabetes Month

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The American Diabetes Association is rallying Savannah residents to take action in the fight to stop diabetes. November is national American Diabetes Month.

Risk Tests will be given out for type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Pinups will be sold for $1 in exchange for a Risk Test and a pre-diabetes brochure at these stores:

  • Georgia Furniture
  • Johnnie Ganem
  • Old Savannah Tours
  • Silver Lining Spa
  • Wal-Greens Locations
  • Wet Willie's Locations
  • Five Guys Locations
  • Green Frog Sleep Center
  • Veronica's Closet
  • Optim Healthcare (DeRenne)
  • SouthCoast Medical Group (Eisenhower)
  • Memorial Health Pediatric Endocrinology (Dr. Alan Rice)
  • 24 Hour Storage (Garden City)

The test can help assess someone's risk for developing type 2 diabetes. The test also describes symptoms and problems related to diabetes, and how to lower the risk.

The American Diabetes Association is asking people to submit a photo to the association's Facebook mosaic as part of the A Day in the Life of Diabetes. For details, go to diabetesmosiac.org.

Nearly 26 million children and adults in the U.S. live with diabetes.

Other American Diabetes Month activities include:

  •  The Sk8 a Day in My Shoes is a skate party and fund-raiser for the American Diabetes Association takes place from 6-8 p.m. Dec. 2 at the Sk8 City Roller Rink in Pooler.  The event will honor kids with type 1 diabetes and the extraordinary effort it takes to live an ordinary life with diabetes.  Participants will get a chance to meet and skate with the Sk8 City Sirens, a girls' junior roller derby team!  This event is open to the public.  Come out to support local kids living with diabetes.
  •  $25 donated for every car sold in the month of November at Georgia Chrysler Dodge Jeep in Statesboro will be donated to the American Diabetes Association.
  • Risk test brochures will be available at these Po-Jo's locations in Statesboro:
    •  123 W. Main St., Statesboro 30458
    •  21201 Hwy 80 E., Statesboro 30461
    •  3575 Hwy 301 S., Register 30452
    •  211 W. Main St., Sylvania 30467

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