Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital will be offering diabetes screening at no charge on Saturday, Nov. 16.

One in 11 people in Yakima has been diagnosed with diabetes, and 1 in 3 has pre-diabetes which means they have higher than normal blood sugar levels. In the United States, nearly 26 million Americans have been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. That is more than eight percent of the population. Another 79 million people have prediabetes.

Signs of diabetes include frequent urination, thirst, hunger and fatigue. People who are experiencing those symptoms may be at risk for diabetes.

Research has shown that managing diet by reducing fat and calories and physical activity can help prevent or delay the onset of Type 2 diabetes.

The screening will be between 8 a.m. and noon at Memorial’s community education center at 2506 W. Nob Hill Blvd. in Yakima.

Previously Memorial had a walk for Diabetes Awareness that drew hundreds of participants to Franklin Park.

For more information, call 509-574-5956. Or visit the hospital's website.