Diabetes 101 gives lessons on signs, symptoms, risk factors

Griffin Hospital will host a free presentation on ways to help prevent Type 2 Diabetes on Thursday, July 16, at 5:30 p.m.

Join Mary Swansiger for “Diabetes 101,” a comprehensive overview of diabetes, including the signs, symptoms and risk factors of diabetes, preventative health steps and treatment options.

According to the American Diabetes Association, nearly 29 million children and adults in the United States have diabetes, and 86 million have pre-diabetes and are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes.

This presentation is sponsored by the Valley Senior Services Council and Griffin Hospital, and is funded by the United Way and TEAM, Inc.

Dinner will be served prior to the talk compliments of Griffin Hospital Lifeline.

To register or for more information, call 203-732-1511 or visit the events calendar at griffinhealth.org.

The hospital is at 130 Division St., Derby.