Diabetes-Prevention Camp To Be Held In Santa Clarita

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American Diabetes Association officials are offering a summer diabetes-prevention camp in Santa Clarita from July 15–16, 2017, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clarita.

This camp is available for 7- to 15-year-olds who are at risk for diabetes or that have a family history of Type 2 diabetes.

To register, visit the Camp Power Up website at www.diabetes.org/camppowerupsantaclarita or call 323-966-2890.

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Obesity continues to pose a threat to the health of Americans, as Type 2 diabetics make up 90-95 percent of all diabetics in the world.

Approximately 208,000 Americans under age 20 are estimated to have diagnosed diabetes, according to the American Diabetes Association.

In order to combat this statistic, create new habits and become knowledgeable about Type 2 diabetes prevention, the diabetes camp will focus on exercise, proper nutrition and fellowship between children in…