It has been estimated that 7% of the population has type-one or type-two diabetes. As with other medical conditions, people usually start receiving
treatment for diabetes once they learn that they have it. The problem
with this is that by the time the diagnosis is made, someone already may
have been affected by long-term consequences of the illness, including
heart and kidney damage.
Wouldn't it be great if we could identify much sooner those folks who are
likely to develop diabetes? The American Diabetes Association (ADA) is
trying to do just that. It recently published updated guidelines for
doctors to help them recognize and treat people who are at risk of
developing type-two diabetes.
The guidelines include helpful information
such as the following:
The new ADA guidelines reflect growing concern about the increase of diabetes in our population. By reviewing your risk factors with your doctor, you might be able to alter your health future if you make some changes now.
3rd Annual Diabetes and Healthy
Join us at an educational activity that could change your life!
Saturday, March 31 - 8:00 am-12:30 pm
BODYWORKS - 4th & Slide
Special speakers include:
Dr. Tedd Mitchell-President of TTUHSC
Dr. Kelly Fallin, OD
Dr. Kelly Robinson, DDS
FREE for the whole family!
Activities include: exercise and fitness, recipes and cooking
demonstration, eye and dental care, vendors and much more!
FUN FOR THE KIDS!
For more information, call 806.794.0691, ext. 6139
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