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Posted On: 11/30/2018 12:48 PM

Living with Diabetes

Students at Fuqua School recently partnered with Prince Edward County Public Schools under the leadership of Prince Edward Commonwealth Attorney, Megan Clark, and the Lions Club to raise awareness about an important health issue, diabetes. The National Diabetes Awareness Day activities included students wearing blue, the diabetes awareness color; posters were put up around campus; and information about the global impact of diabetes was shared with faculty to be used in health classes.

According to the National Diabetes Association, “Approximately every 21 seconds, someone in the United States is diagnosed with diabetes. More than 30 million Americans are living with diabetes and 84 million are at risk, totaling nearly half of the U.S. adult population. The numbers alone are staggering, yet diabetes continues to be misunderstood and often disregarded. This November, in recognition of American Diabetes Month™, the American Diabetes Association® (ADA) aims to create urgency about diabetes, help educate others, break down stereotypes, and to correct myths and misunderstandings surrounding the disease. For those who have been diagnosed, diabetes impacts nearly every decision they make daily—from what they'll eat, wear, and do to how they'll take care of themselves and their loved ones.” Visit http://www.diabetes.org for more information.

Pictured left to right: Fuqua School students supporting National Diabetes Awareness Day- Marissa Dempsey, Katherine Sadler, Taylor Elmore, Jordan Haytasingh, Caroline Krouse, Vivian Eason and Hannah Whaley

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