November American Diabetes Month
Sponsor: American Diabetes Association
Diabetes is one of the leading causes of disability and death in the United States. One in 12 Americans has diabetes – that’s more than 25 million people. And another 79 million adults in the United States are at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
To raise awareness about diabetes and healthy living, South Central Medical & Resource Center is proudly participating in American Diabetes Month.
In 2010,Oklahoma had the 4th highest death rate in the nation due to diabetes.
Diabetes was the 7th leading cause of death in Oklahoma in 2012.
Type 2 diabetes accounts for the vast majority of all diabetes cases (90-95%) and can be prevented through healthy food choices, physical activity, and weight loss.
Evidence suggests that complications from diabetes begin early and that early identification and management has the potential to reduce both the incidence of diabetes and its related complications.
Come in during the month of November and have a fasting blood glucose drawn to check for diabetes.
At South Central Medical & Resource Center, we want to help you live a healthier life.
If you are overweight, have high blood pressure, or are age 45 or older, you are at higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The good news is that making healthy changes can greatly lower your risk. To help prevent type 2 diabetes:
For more information, visit South Central Medical & Resource Center 216 W. Main St. Lindsay, OK.
Call 405-756-1414 and schedule an appointment.