One in four Hispanics have diabetes.
That's why today local organizations did their best to raise awareness about the silent disease.
Dozens of people listened to speakers while eating healthful snacks at this event, hosted by the Binational Diabetes Committee and LULAC Project Amistad.
The two groups launched the campaign 'Go blue on the Border' to encourage people to wear blue and learn how to prevent diabetes and some of its most common symptoms.
"You drink something and you're still thirsty, not just because you exercised. Increased hunger, you eat and you're still hungry and then five minutes later you're still hungry, it's a hunger that doesn't stop and increased urination you keep going to the bathroom every half hour," Moses Priego from the University Medical Center said.
If you suffer from these symptoms call you doctor and get checked.