More than 37 million adults in the United State have diabetes, another 96 million are prediabetic, and the numbers are rising. Members of the Rotary Club of Carson City will learn about how diabetes in impacting Northern Nevadans at the next club meeting.
The meeting takes place on Tuesday, Nov. 8 at noon in the Brewery Arts Center’s Grand Ballroom. The public is welcome to attend.
Nate Gibson from the Northern Nevada Diabetes Association (NNDA) will educate the Rotarians on the prevention and management programs that are available in our area. “We have seen the number of people developing Type 2 diabetes rise this past two years. We can attribute some of that to changes in eating and exercise habits during the COVID situation,” Gibson says.
The Mission of the NNDA is to provide programs and services for anyone affected by diabetes.
Gibson, who is director of Data Management, says there is a lot of help available.
“We offer diabetes camps for young people and their families, support and educational programs, emergency medical assistance and advocacy.”
"This is important for Rotarians and other Carson City residents to attend," said Rotarian Michael Pelham. "Diabetes touches so many families, it’s important that we know where we can find resources for ourselves or our loved ones afflicted with diabetes."
Those interested in attending the meeting should email firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more about the Rotary Club of Carson City visit www.carsonrotary.org