It appears that some recent figures regarding personal diabetes awareness translate into some stunning numbers in the Kapuskasing area.  Dietitian Joelle Zorzetto of the Education Centre says the facts that one in 10 people don’t know they have it or are pre-diabetes shows that the disease is prevalent around here.

“We are talking about 3,000 people, like basically 1 in 3 people in Kapuskasing has some sort of diabetes related issue, and one in two people don’t’ even know the symptoms of diabetes,” she said.

A diabetes awareness month is underway at the Education Centre that also includes a number activities like a fun contest where you could win a great prize.

“So we want people to share their snacks, and their dessert ideas and how to keep it under 20 grams of carbs,” she said. “So we are running this contest for the whole month of November.”

Zorzetto says due to the COVID-19 pandemic it’s best for you to call the Centre to find out more information regarding the disease for you or a family member. The Kapuskasing Education Centre can be reached at 705-337-4023 and a link to the Centre’s Facebook page