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World Diabetes Day to be commemorated aboard U.S.S. Lexington

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Posted at 10:29 AM, Nov 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-13 11:35:34-05

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX — Tomorrow is World Diabetes Day, and Driscoll Children's Hospital would like to invite everyone to recognize it with them at an event at 6 p.m. aboard U.S.S. Lexington. On Thursday night, the Harbor Bridge will be lit up in blue as a reminder of the growing health crisis caused by diabetes.

The number or people with the disease has risen from 108 million in 1980 to over 422 million today. The World Health Organization now estimates the direct cost of diabetes at more than $827 billion per year, globally.

Each November since 1991, organizations around the world have worked to bring a particular awareness to the problem, including providing education on how to spot the warning signs of diabetes and what to do when it affects you or your family. It is estimated that 80% of Type 2 Diabetes cases are preventable through the adoption of a healthy lifestyle.

Click HERE to learn more about the Driscoll Children's Hospital Endocrine and Diabetes Center.