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AUMC helps to bring awareness to type 2 diabetes through engagement days

 

Augusta University Medical Center is working to help promote physical activity and nutrition while bringing awareness to the risk of type 2 diabetes by participating in engagement days created by the American Diabetes Association (ADA).

The first of these engagement days was ADA Alert Day on March 26. This event was an opportunity for people to take a risk test and learn more about type 2 diabetes.

Jenny Grimm, Augusta University’s Certified Diabetes Educator, worked with Diabetes Champions to distribute 250 pre-diabetes screening tools. These tools can help to prevent the development of type 2 diabetes.

There were also visual displays on pre-diabetes in Terrace Dining and in the lobby of the medical office building.

The next ADA engagement day is National Get Fit Don’t Sit on Wednesday, May 2.

The goal of National Get Fit Don’t Sit is to encourage everyone to combat the risk of diabetes by staying active. The ADA recommends getting up and moving around at least every 30 minutes.

Augusta University Medical Center values your health, and hopes to empower you to get moving.

Don’t forget to be on the lookout for the third engagement day, National Healthy Lunch Day on September 18. This final engagement day works to take the confusion of what we eat, and is an opportunity to bring awareness to the importance of good nutrition as part of a healthy lifestyle.

For more information on the American Diabetes Association’s engagement days Augusta University Medical Center is partaking in, contact Patricia Salley.

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Emily Lacey

Emily Lacey is a writer in the Division of Communications & Marketing at Augusta University. Contact her to schedule an interview on this topic or with one of our experts at 706-721-6144 elacey@augusta.edu.