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Diabetes Alert Day focuses on the growing problem in U.S.

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Health officials are saying that diabetes continues to be a growing problem in America.

Tuesday, March 22, the American Diabetes Association is holding a Diabetes Alert Day.

24-Hour News 8 sat down with Clinical Dietitian Lisa Maccaroni to talk about the growing problem.

Watch the video for answers to these questions:

  • What is driving the increase in diabetes diagnoses?
  • Any particular age group that seem to be being diagnosed more than others?
  • What’s happening on Tuesday on the Diabetes Alert Day?
  • Can people get a free screening?
  • What’s the goal of Diabetes Alert Day?
  • What can people do to help reduce their risk of getting diabetes?
  • Besides a physician, where else can a person recently diagnosed with diabetes go for help?