Diabetes Awareness Month activities scheduled at San Jacinto College

11.05.2013 | By Andrea Vasquez

Diabetes Awareness Month activities scheduled at San Jacinto College

Andrea Vasquez -- November 6, 2013


HOUSTON – As part of American Diabetes Awareness Month, San Jacinto College will host a series of diabetes wellness and informational events during the month of November. According to the American Diabetes Association (ADA), nearly 26 million children and adults in the United States have diabetes. Another 79 million Americans have prediabetes and are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. American Diabetes Awareness Month is a national effort by the ADA to raise awareness and offer information on healthy living for those diagnosed with the disease. San Jacinto College will host the following diabetes awareness events during November: Tuesday, Nov. 12 - From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the South Campus science and allied health building atrium, San Jacinto College nursing students and faculty will provide A1C testing for a $25 fee. Health and wellness information displays created by student groups will also be on display. Thursday, Nov. 21 - From 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the South Campus Interactive Learning Center (ILC) Kaleidoscope Room, Memorial Hermann Southeast’s Marla Doughty will give a presentation on diabetes management through nutrition. Complimentary diabetic-friendly desserts and beverages will be available. Saturday, Nov. 23 - San Jacinto College will participate in the 2013 ADA Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes fundraising walk at Minute Maid Park in Houston. The College’s team name is “San Jac DU’s.” Registration begins at 7 a.m., opening ceremonies at 8:30 a.m., and the 5K run and 3K walk beginning at 9 a.m. For more information on joining or donating to the San Jacinto College team, visit http://main.diabetes.org/site/TR/StepOut/StepOutAdmin?team_id=658882&pg=... All of the San Jacinto College Diabetes Awareness Month events are open to the public and will take place on the South Campus, located at 13735 Beamer Road in Houston.

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Surrounded by monuments of history, industries and maritime enterprises of today, and the space age of tomorrow, San Jacinto College has been serving the citizens of East Harris County, Texas, for more than 50 years. The Achieving the Dream Leader College is committed to the goals and aspirations of a diverse population of 30,000 students in more than 200 degree and certificate options, including university transfer and career preparation. Students also benefit from the College’s job training programs, renowned for meeting the needs of growing industries in the region. San Jacinto College graduates contribute nearly $630 million each year to the Texas workforce. San Jacinto College. Your Goals. Your College.

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