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3/18/2016 Representatives Robert Lancia and Grace Diaz and the Rhode Island House of Representatives Hosting American Diabetes Alert Day
Alert Day is a Great Opportunity for the Public to Take Diabetes Risk Test
 
STATE HOUSE  --  Representative Robert B. Lancia (R-District 16 Cranston), Representative Grace Diaz (D-District 11, Providence) and the Rhode Island House of Representatives will host an American Diabetes Association Alert Day on Tuesday, March 22, 2016 on the second floor of the Rhode Island State House.
 
The event is open and free to the public, and visitors are encouraged to take the on-site Diabetes Risk Test to find out if they are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. 
 
“Diabetes is a serious life-long disease that affects the way your body handles glucose, and can lead to serious complications such as blindness, lower limb amputations, kidney disease, heart disease and stroke.  I want to help everyone I can, find out if they are at risk for developing diabetes, so they can take steps to protect their health,” said Lancia. 
 
“It is an honor and a privilege to join my esteemed colleagues in the Rhode Island House of Representatives to host such an important event.  I urge all Rhode Islanders to come to the state house to fight to stop diabetes, and take the type 2 Diabetes Risk Test,” said Diaz.
 
In Rhode Island, over 90,000 people have been diagnosed with diabetes.  Diabetes affects 26 million people in the United States.   
 
Several members from the American Diabetes Association will be honored with citations, including Jennifer Kennedy, Manager of Development – Ocean State Tour de Cure, Eric Stubbert, Associate Director, Corporate Development, Michelle Lantini, Manager, Corporate Development, and Sara Stubbert, Youth Ambassador.


For more information, contact:
Raina C. Smith, House Minority Office
State House Room 106
Providence, RI 02903
(401) 222-2259