Seniors and Diabetes

Seniors and Diabetes

Diabetes can affect people of all ages, but did you know it is more common in seniors? The Center for Disease Control and Prevention reports that about 25 percent of adults 65 and older have diabetes. That is over 12 million seniors living with the long-lasting health condition. Diabetes was the seventh leading cause of death in 2015 and is expected to continue rising according to the American Diabetes Association. A report by the CDC states that more than 7.2 million people are not aware of having diabetes. Since seniors are at a greater risk for developing diabetes it is important to know the risk factors. Risk factors that may lead to Diabetes: Smoking Being overweight or obese High blood pressure High cholesterol High blood sugar Physical inactivity Though diabetes is tough long-term illness, it is manageable and it’s impact on your life can be reduced. Visit us on Wednesday to learn more about diabetes and to find different ways to manage...
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