November is National Diabetes Month

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Diabetes is a Growing Problem

This November, RediClinic is proud to support National Diabetes Month. As a company, we believe raising awareness is a crucial step in managing this ever-growing disease. The latest National Diabetes Statistics Report for 2014 estimates that 28.9 million adults in the United States currently have diabetes, and more than 25 percent don’t know they have it. In addition, an estimated 86 million Americans aged 20 years or older have prediabetes, or blood sugar levels that are higher than normal.

The Good News: Diabetes Can Be Managed

Type 2 diabetes, the most common form of diabetes, is a condition marked by high blood sugar levels caused by either insulin deficiency or the body’s inability to use insulin efficiently. Type 2 diabetes affects many major organs, including the heart, blood vessels, nerves, eyes and kidneys. The good news is that many people with type 2 diabetes can control their blood sugar levels by following a healthy eating plan and a routine that includes regular physical activity, weight loss and medication.

Begin Your Change at RediClinic

If you have type 2 diabetes or want to take steps to reduce your chance of developing the disease, RediClinic is here to help. Our board-certified clinicians offer comprehensive diabetes testing to evaluate your glucose, blood pressure, blood cholesterol, body weight and other key numbers as the first step in improving overall health. If tests reveal abnormal numbers, the good news is even small changes such as trimming down and becoming more active can go a long way toward preventing or managing type 2 diabetes.

Don’t let holiday eating set your health back further. Get the support you need to take control of your health at your nearest RediClinic. Make an online appointment today.