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King’s Daughters Center for Healthy Living will host a free event for teens with diabetes at Sparetime Recreation in Ironton from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 8.

Teens will be treated to a day of bowling, laser tag and skating. “It is important that teens realize that they are not alone,” said Hillard Brown, Center for Healthy Living. “This event encourages healthy physical activity and will give teens a chance to meet others their age who are living with diabetes.”

Children with diabetes and their families face unique challenges when dealing with diabetes. About 215,000 young people under 20 years of age have diabetes, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Most of them have type 1 diabetes. As obesity rates in children continue to soar, type 2 diabetes, a disease that used to be seen primarily in adults over age 45, is becoming more common in young people. 

For more information about the event, contact the Center for Healthy Living at (606) 408-1540.

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