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? 

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DO YOUR REPORT CARD

Learn the ABC’s of Diabetes, check your risk factors. Then set goals for prevention.

Your Diabetes Report Card

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