1 in 10 Americans have this chronic disease. 1 in 4 don’t know they have it.
Diabetes is one of the biggest health issues facing Americans today. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 30 million people in the U.S. have diabetes. That’s one in 10 Americans. And one in four of those who have it don’t know they have it. These are troubling statistics, particularly because diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the U.S.
But what is diabetes? Who is at risk? And how can it be prevented? In recognition of Diabetes Awareness Month, SageWest Health Care is offering a quick primer on the subject.
Friday, December 14 from 12 noon – 1:30pm, participate in a free seminar entitled Diabetes Awareness 101 at SageWest Lander’s conference rooms.
Nutrition and Food Safety Extension Education (University of Wyoming), Laura Balis, PhD will impart valuable knowledge of this chronic disease: how diabetes is detected, the three different types, and how to manage and/or prevent diabetes.
“It’s important to understand this condition and get proper treatment for it right away, because when your body’s insulin process is compromised, too much blood sugar remains in your bloodstream,” says Balis. “When this happens, it can lead to heart and kidney disease, as well as vision loss – all of which can seriously impact your overall health and quality of life.”
Reserve your seat for this FREE seminar by calling Nicci Urbigkit at 307-857-5243. Seating is limited. Lunch is provided.
Diabetes Awareness 101
Friday, December 14
12 Noon – 1:30pm
Conference rooms – SageWest Lander
(Lunch included. Free to attend.)