Are You the 1 in 4 Who Doesn't Know?
More than 29 million Americans have diabetes - 3 million more than estimated in 2010, as reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. One in four people has diabetes and doesn't know it. This is very serious because people with diabetes are at an increased risk of developing serious health complications including vision loss, heart disease, stroke, kidney failure, amputation of toes, feet or legs, and premature death.
One in three adults in the United States - 86 million - has pre-diabetes, where their blood glucose levels are higher than normal but not elevated enough to be diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Without weight loss and moderate physical activity, 15-30% of those adults will develop type 2 diabetes within five years!
"These new numbers are alarming and underscore the need for an increased focus on reducing the burden of diabetes in our country," said Ann Albright, Ph. D., R.D., director of DCD's Division of Diabetes Translation. "Diabetes is costly in both human and economic terms. It's urgent that we take swift action to effectively treat and prevent this serious disease."
Perhaps you or a family member have been diagnosed with diabetes and would like to ask a question or find out more information about diabetes education or support groups. We are healthcare professionals that give general suggestions and are not to replace your medical care team. You should consult your doctor or your healthcare team for urgent or critical concerns.
To attend diabetes self management classes have your doctor complete the referral form by clicking here.
QUESTIONS? Call 216-591-0800 to speak with a diabetes educator or email us and one of our diabetes educators will be in touch via email.
If you have a child with diabetes, he or she won't want to miss a chance to attend Camp Ho Mita Koda!
There are a few openings available for Session 2 (6 days, beginning July 13 through July 18), and Session 3 (13 days from July 20 through August 1.)
Programs are specially designed to help campers self-manage their diabetes through personal responsibility; make healthy choices and make a life-long network of friends. It’s also a great opportunity for parents to truly relax and re-energize while their children are having fun at camp in a medically supervised environment.
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Click here to register and learn more!
Live Well With Diabetes.
Director of Programs, Cheri Collier, discusses the Diabetes Partnership of Cleveland's goal of helping those with diabetes live healthier and longer lives. She also talks about the factors - lack of exercise, unhealthy diet - that contribute to diabetes in Northeast Ohio. Click here to watch her conversation with WKYC's Kim Wheeler.
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Must have DIABETES and a SMART PHONE.
In partnership with Aetna and the American Association of Diabetes Educators the Diabetes Partnership is participating in a Diabetes Phone App study. The app can be downloaded to your phone at no cost to you. The app will help support you in reaching your goal to live better with diabetes.
Call 216-591-0800 and ask for more information from a diabetes educator.