Sokaogon Chippewa Community News
Elderly Services Center Hosts World Diabetes Day
The event was held in conjunction with World Diabetes Day and centered on offering education about diabetes. Activities included a healthy lunch, Spin the Wheel question-and-answer games and Exercise Bingo. Participants were able to win a host of holiday gifts and were involved in a variety of learning activities and discussions about heart disease and diabetes prevention.
World Diabetes Day is recognized every year on November 14th, and was first created in 1991 by the International Diabetes Foundation and the World Health Organization. Diabetes is a chronic disease where the pancreas doesn’t produce enough insulin, if any at all.
Diabetes also leads to serious health conditions that in many ways may be preventable. A primary reason for the establishment of this day is to recognize the impact that diabetes has on human health worldwide, and further spread increased awareness and education.