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Healthier Me: Diabetes Alert Day

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Get Tested!

 

In Tuesday's Healthier Me, it's diabetes alert day, and the American Diabetes Association (ADA) is pushing for more people to get tested.

 

Fargo City Commissioner Melissa Sobolik took the ADA's online risk assessment today. She says in a state where 48,000 people are diagnosed with diabetes - and another 16,000 have the disease and don't even know it - early detection is key.

Sobolik: "I really believe that we need healthy residents if we want to have a sustainable and thriving community, and that's a passion of mine, and I'm very interested in getting involved with this."

You can take the ADA's risk assessment here.

 


CDC: Walking Helps, Too


Walking is one way to lower your risk of developing type 2 diabetes, and Fargo's mayor led the charge Tuesday during the city's annual "Walk This Way" program, a series of 14 events meant to expose people to Fargo's walking and biking routes.

In addition to diabetes, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says walking also helps lower the risk of heart disease, cancer, and strokes... and helps to calm and relax us.

The events are free, and there are prize drawings at each.

We've got more information here.

 

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