Posts Tagged: type 2 diabetes

Diabetes: Know, assist and prevent

November is the month our nation brings to light awareness of diabetes. In Kentucky alone, diabetes affects 13.1 percent of our state’s population. Also, it is estimated that 275,000 Kentuckians are diagnosed with prediabetes, a condition in which the blood glucose (sugar) is higher than normal but not yet high enough to meet the guidelines…
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Am I at risk for diabetes?

World Diabetes Day is Nov. 14. This day was established by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and the World Health Organization (WHO) in 1991 in response to the increasing health concerns caused by diabetes. Diabetes is a medical condition where the blood sugar, also known as blood glucose, is too high. An important hormone called…
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Enjoy the holidays while managing your diabetes

The holidays are quickly approaching. Many will be spending additional quality time with family and friends. These traditions and holiday parties typically revolve around food, which can be difficult and stressful to those with diabetes. Many people find that their diabetes control suffers during this time, but this doesn’t have to be the case. It…
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Attack diabetes with prevention!

Kentucky is facing a diabetes epidemic. It is estimated that more than 600,000 Kentuckians have diabetes and 1.1 million people have prediabetes. One of the best ways to attack the diabetes epidemic is PREVENT it. Type 2 diabetes can be delayed or prevented and we know how to do it! Action steps are needed to…
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Learn more about diabetes

Diabetes is an epidemic in our country. Kentucky, alone, has an estimated 600,000 residents diagnosed with diabetes. The burden is great. It is associated with complications such as heart disease, stroke, blindness, kidney failure and lower limb amputations. In 2012, it is estimated that $3.85 billion was lost in Kentucky due to total medical costs,…
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