HEALTH PROMOTION & CHRONIC DISEASE PREVENTION NEWSLETTER
People with Pre-Diabetes can Prevent or Delay the Onset of Type 2 Diabetes
Type 2 Diabetes can be prevented or delayed through effective lifestyle programs; such as healthy nutrition and physical activity. The 2010 NIH and CDC study reveals that 1 of every 3 U.S. adults have Pre-Diabetes. That is 85 million Americans aged 18 years or older. The majority of people living with pre-diabetes do not know they have it until type 2 diabetes disease complications occur.
If any of the following characteristics applies to YOU, please contact us for more information:
• YOU are 18 years of age or older; or
• YOU are overweight; or
• YOU have a parent with diabetes; or
• YOU have a sister or brother with diabetes; or
• YOU had gestational diabetes while pregnant, or gave birth to a baby weighing 9 lbs & over; or
• YOU are not physically active… or YOU are physically active less than three times a week.
Why Diabetes disease must be a Priority for each of us
* Over 28 million people in the United States are currently living with diabetes. Diabetes disease is diagnosed in more than one-half million people each year.
* About one-third of the people with diabetes don’t even know they have it because diabetes symptoms rarely develop until complications develop.
* If untreated, diabetes can lead to severe complications such as blindness, kidney failure, heart disease, heart attack, stroke, lower-limb amputations, liver and pancreas failure, and more.
* Americans are growing more ethnically diverse; aging, gaining weight, and becoming less physically active. As a result, a greater proportion of people are affected by diabetes disease.
* Diabetes is a chronic disease for which there is presently no known cure. Day after day, year after year, diabetes is quietly and diligently changing the lives of people with the disease.
Diabetes Facts from NDEP Community Interventions Workgroup - The number increase Yearly
- Every year, 170,000 Americans Die of diabetes or its complications.
- Every week, 12,000 people Learn that they have diabetes.
- Every day, 144 people with diabetes go Blind.
- Every hour, 3 people with diabetes have a foot, ankle, or leg amputated to save their Lives.
- Every minute, 20 people with diabetes undergo Kidney dialysis.
- Today, five or more people with Diabetes Disease will die from its complications in U.S.
We deliver the Diabetes Prevention Program to pre-diabetic people to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes.
a) If you have pre-diabetes or risks factors for diabetes, now is the time to take charge of your health.
b) If you have diabetes, learning how to manage the disease can prevent diabetes related complication.
FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE EVIDENCE-BASED DIABETES PREVENTION PROGRAM,