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UPDATED: Cape Fear Valley To Again Hold Diabetes Games

Diabetes Games Postponed Due To Weather

FAYETTEVILLE – Nov. 15, 2019 –  Cape Fear Valley Health is postponing its Diabetes Games this weekend due to predicted inclement weather.

The games were scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 16 at Methodist University to allow diabetic youths from across the state and beyond to compete in athletic competition. School officials requested the postponement to protect competitor safety.

Cape Fear Valley Health hopes to reschedule the games in the spring 2020.

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FAYETTEVILLE – Nov. 13, 2019 –  It’s time again for some friendly competition and games, North Carolina!

Cape Fear Valley Health will hold its second annual Diabetes Games this Saturday, Nov. 16, at Methodist University. Diabetic youths from across the state and beyond will be competing to show their athletic prowess through safe and organized competition.

The entry deadline has already passed, but the public is invited to attend the free event. Some competitors will come from as far away as Virginia. Events will be held inside the Monarch Football Stadium, located at Joe Stout View Drive, Fayetteville, NC 28311.

The games will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and include a mix of traditional track and field events with more modern competitions, such as obstacle course runs and bounceball jousting.

Last year’s inaugural games allowed some diabetic youths to experience the thrill of competition for the first time. Diabetic children often refrain from competitive sports due to their chronic condition.

Once considered rare, type 2 diabetes has reached epidemic proportions among U.S. adults, and now children are following suit. Studies show the condition has grown more than 20 percent among youths, age 10 to 19, between 2001 to 2009.

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