A national event to raise awareness about Type 2 Diabetes sponsored nationally by the American Diabetes Association and locally by the Diabetes Today Resource Team (DTRT) will be held March 27 at 3 locations in our area. In less than 60 seconds, you can know if you are at risk or developing Type 2 Diabetes. You will also learn more about how to prevent it, and how to fight back to help transform lives.

Also available will be blood pressure checks, glucose and cholesterol screenings, body mass index, as well as diet and exercise tips, and smoking cessation information. A review of individual  results with a healthcare provider will be available, all at no charge to the participant.

Giveaways will be held as well as the opportunity to sign up for upcoming diabetes self-management classes. Three area locations are hosting this event. They include Walmart pharmacy in Harrisburg, Golden Circle in Ridgeway, and Plum Street Pharmacy in Carmi.

The event is Tuesday, March 28 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Ride Mass Transit is providing transportation to each location at no charge to the public. Nine out of ten Americans that are most at risk for type 2 diabetes don't know it. Mark your calendar to go find out if you are at risk on March 27.

For more information, contact Kimberly Scott-Pilkington of Egyptian Health Department at (618) 313-1227.