Nearly 8 percent of the nation's population has diabetes, and 24 percent of the cases go undiagnosed. In 2007, about two million people over the age of 20 were diagnosed with diabetes. Additionally, diabetes affects 1 out of every 300 college students each year.
This week, the Beta Chi Theta fraternity is hosting a series of events and activities during Diabetes Awareness Week to educate the campus on the disease. Proceeds from the fundraisers will benefit the World Diabetes Foundation. All events will be held from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the University Quad in front of the Campus Center Marketplace.
Monday, Jan. 5 — Information Day
Tuesday, Jan. 6 — Fair Day
Wednesday, Jan. 7 — Fitness Day
Thursday, Jan. 8 — Healthy Foods and Drinks Day
Diabetes Awareness Week is sponsored by the Kellogg Ranch Farm Store, Curry Up and Zen Zone massage in Glendora. Coupons will be available from the Curry Up and Zen Zone booths. For more information, contact Vijay Kinatukara at (805) 217-1946.