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Thursday, November 03, 2011

Stop Diabetes Taking Someone A Victim Every 17 Seconds.

I just looked at my watch, and counted 17 seconds, it did not take that much effort to pass. Some what similar time as the 'count to 10' procedure takes, when I am agitated, or needed to calm down
But I just learned that during that short time span, 17 seconds, someone in the USA is diagnosed with diabetes. Diabetes is not to be taken lightly, it is the seventh leading cause of death in the USA and also a major factor in heart deceases and strokes.
The Centers for Decease Control, CDC says that since the number of Diabetes cases has more than tripled since 1980. There are estimated 25.4 million diabetes cases in the country and closer to 7 million of these people are unaware that they have the decease.
There are many resources to help people with getting tested for Diabetes and or hypertension. One great place to start is the stop diabetes initiative. We have always covered Stop diabetes events.

CDC has an Educational portal on diabetes
Stop Diabetes at MSN

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