Prairie Diabetes Alliance hosting Diabetes Alert Day

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SPRINGFIELD - The Springfield YMCA is partnering with several community partners within the Prairie Diabetes Alliance, such as Novo Nordisk and the American Diabetes Association, to present Diabetes Alert Day on March 24.

The event is designed to raise awareness about the disease, and to encourage individuals to learn whether they are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes.  Celebrity chef Curtis Aiken will be featured during this event, which begins at 4:00 p.m. at the Union Baptist Church in Springfield.

Officials say participants will be able to take part in an educational workshop and health screenings, and will be able to watch a cooking demonstration by Chef Curtis, a type-2 diabetic.  Seating for this event is limited.  Officials are encouraging individuals to RSVP by March 18 by calling (217) 814-4308 or by emailing mary.rogers@hshs.org.
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