Health fair-june 2020
June Topic: Diabetes
This month we will cover diabetes and its effects on the African American community. We will discuss disease management and prevention. With better care and resources, we can eliminate the health disparities with diabetes.
The Health Fair is designed to connect you with a growing collection of resources provided by leaders in the healthcare industry.
Diabetes - Fast Facts
What You Should Know
Prevalance (the total number of cases ) continues to go up.
According to the CDC the effectiveness of interventions can vary by socio-economics.
Risk of diabetes is associtated with age/ obesity/ lack of physical exercise/race/ family history of the disease.
It is the 7th leading cause of death in the U.S.
Recommended Preventive Care Practices
- Attend a Diabetes self management class
- Daily monitoring of Blood Glucose
- Hg A1C checked – twice a year
- Dilated eye exam annually
- Foot Exam annually
Diabetic Self Management Education and Support Programs can help improve outcomes.
Barriers to Diabetic Education include lack of insurance/ limited coverage.
Your physician should refer you to diabetic teaching when diagnosed.
It is important to know if you are prediabetic so that you can start to work lifestyle changes like healthy eating and reducing your weight.
Check out: Do I Have Prediabetes?