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Diabetes: Reduce Your Risk with Prevent T2

Posted by Lake Health Diabetes Education Center on Nov 13, 2020 12:55:40 PM

Topics: Diabetes

One in three American adults―more than 88 million―has prediabetes. That means their blood glucose (sugar) level is higher than normal, but not high enough to be diagnosed with diabetes. Worse yet, at least eight out of 10 of those with prediabetes don’t know they have the condition. And, without making lifestyle changes, prediabetes can progress to type 2 diabetes within five years*.

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Maintain Your Heart Health and Manage Your Blood Sugar

Posted by Lake Health Diabetes Education Center on May 20, 2020 9:28:22 AM

Topics: Heart & Vascular, Heart Health, Diabetes

Diabetes increases the risk of heart disease (also known as cardiovascular disease) by two to four times if poorly controlled. Reduce your risk of heart disease and manage your blood sugar by following these three tips from the Lake Health Diabetes Education Center:

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Be Prepared with a Diabetes Emergency Kit

Posted by Lake Health Diabetes Education Center on Apr 13, 2020 8:52:46 AM

Topics: Diabetes

Managing diabetes is a 24/7 responsibility. During emergencies, people with diabetes face particular challenges to their health so preparedness is key. For this reason, Lake Health recommends creating an emergency kit so you're equipped with the items you need if you have to head out at a moment’s notice. 

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How Do I Know if I'm at Risk for Diabetes?

Posted by Lake Health Diabetes Education Center on Oct 16, 2018 9:57:00 AM

Topics: Wellness, Diabetes

More than 30 million Americans have type 2 diabetes, and 7 million of them don’t know it, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Diabetes is serious business. It can lead to heart disease; stroke; kidney failure; vision loss; amputation of toes, feet or legs; and premature death. The good news is that you can often manage diabetes with physical activity, diet, insulin and other medications.
Marjorie Lang, diabetes education services manager at Lake Health, knows how important it is to see if you're at risk. 

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