Diabetes is one of America’s greatest health concerns. Nearly 26 million children and adults in the U.S. have the disease, and many more are at risk of developing it later in life.
The American Diabetes Association is holding an EXPO in Salt Lake City to help combat this problem in Utah and provide residents with free screenings and other information related to diabetes prevention and healthy living, according to Dr. Elizabeth Seaquist, president of medicine and science for the ADA.
The EXPO will be held on Mar. 2 at the South Town Exposition Center in Salt Lake City. It is free and open to the public, with activities geared toward youth and their families.
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