Diabetes Day is celebrated

The third Diabetes Day, a community health fair to mark World Diabetes Day, will be held from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Maui Memorial Medical Center.

The event will include informational booths, entertainment and prizes and feature guest speakers from the Maui medical community. The guest speakers, who will appear from 5 to 6:30 p.m., include Dr. Mehtap Berkmen, a Kaiser Permanente endocrinologist; Marny Hall-Moriyasu, a nurse manager at the hospital; and Karen Robbins, a University of Hawaii Maui College food science and nutrition lecturer.

From 4 to 5 p.m., there will be informational booths and low-impact exercise and hula demonstrations.

Complimentary valet parking will be offered.

The American Diabetes Association reports that one in nine people, or 155,000 in Hawaii, have diabetes and another 460,000 have prediabetes and are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. Ninety percent of those at risk don’t know they are prediabetic, according to the Maui Health System news release.

Maui Health System offers free monthly classes that are open to the public through the Diabetes Support Group, that meet from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month in the Marion Hanlon Room at MMMC.

* This article includes a correction from the original published on Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017.