November is Diabetic Awareness Month
Diabetes is one of the leading causes of disability and death in the United States. The latest statistics
state that more than 30 million American now have
the disease and another 84 million adults in the United States are at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
Untreated, prediabetes will often lead to diabetes within
five years. Most people do not know they are prediabetic.
Please note, if you are overweight, have high blood pressure, or are age 45 or older, you are at higher
risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The good news is
that making healthy changes may greatly lower your
risk. To help prevent and manage type 2 diabetes, start with the basics: watch your weight, eat healthy, get more physical activity, and call your medical provider to see what your numbers are.
We encourage you to make certain you have completed your annual preventative care exam. If you have already been diagnosed with diabetes, it is important that you keep your regularly scheduled visits to monitor how your body is handling this condition.
To raise awareness about diabetes and healthy living,
the providers at Maple Street encourage the diabetic
community to openly share their experiences and knowledge. Knowledge has the power to transform
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