November is National Diabetes Month and JoyRich Healthcare Centers is offering a
FREE DIABETES TEST to all patients!
Take the first step to protect yourself and loved ones from this life threatening illness!
The first step?
Please take us up on our FREE DIABETES TEST!
We are offering this at no charge this month in honor of National Diabetes Month. This coincides with our company motto…
“We want to keep you healthy, not just treat you when you are sick.”
What you can expect from this FREE DIABETES TEST…
- The first step is to contact our friendly, helpful staff to set FREE DIABETES TEST appointment.
- Once you arrive for your appointment, our qualified staff will go over a brief health history with you and perform a simple blood draw.
- Once results are determined, you will receive a follow up visit at no charge to you. This visit you will review your results with one of our staff members
- A plan of action will be presented to you (if needed) to ensure you get the proper treatment to minimize the risk of health problems.
SOME FACTS ABOUT OUR FREE DIABETES TEST AND DIABETES.
Although the following reading may seem “dry” for some readers, we feel it is important simply to show the prevalence of the life threatening illness.
Simple changes in your normal routines can help greatly in keeping you from becoming a part of these troubling statistics.
Data from the 2011 National Diabetes Fact Sheet (released Jan. 26, 2011)
Total prevalence of diabetes
Total: 25.8 million children and adults in the United States—8.3% of the population—have diabetes.
Diagnosed: 18.8 million people
Undiagnosed: 7.0 million people
Prediabetes: 79 million people*
New Cases: 1.9 million new cases of diabetes are diagnosed in people aged 20 years and older in 2010.
Under 20 years of age
- 215,000, or 0.26% of all people in this age group have diabetes
- About 1 in every 400 children and adolescents has diabetes
Age 20 years or older
- 25.6 million, or 11.3% of all people in this age group have diabetes
Age 65 years or older
- 10.9 million, or 26.9% of all people in this age group have diabetes
- 13.0 million, or 11.8% of all men aged 20 years or older have diabetes
- 12.6 million, or 10.8% of all women aged 20 years or older have diabetes
Race and ethnic differences in prevalence of diagnosed diabetes
After adjusting for population age differences, 2007-2009 national survey data for people diagnosed with diabetes, aged 20 years or older include the following prevalence by race/ethnicity:
- 7.1% of non-Hispanic whites
- 8.4% of Asian Americans
- 12.6% of non-Hispanic blacks
- 11.8% of Hispanics
Among Hispanics rates were:
- 7.6% for Cubans
- 13.3% for Mexican Americans
- 13.8% for Puerto Ricans.
Morbidity and Mortality
- In 2007, diabetes was listed as the underlying cause on 71,382 death certificates and was listed as a contributing factor on an additional 160,022 death certificates. This means that diabetes contributed to a total of 231,404 deaths.
Heart disease and stroke
- In 2004, heart disease was noted on 68% of diabetes-related death certificates among people aged 65 years or older.
- In 2004, stroke was noted on 16% of diabetes-related death certificates among people aged 65 years or older.
- Adults with diabetes have heart disease death rates about 2 to 4 times higher than adults without diabetes.
- The risk for stroke is 2 to 4 times higher among people with diabetes.
High blood pressure
- In 2005-2008, of adults aged 20 years or older with self-reported diabetes, 67% had blood pressure greater than or equal to 140/90 mmHg or used prescription medications for hypertension.
- Diabetes is the leading cause of new cases of blindness among adults aged 20–74 years.
- In 2005-2008, 4.2 million (28.5%) people with diabetes aged 40 years or older had diabetic retinopathy, and of these, almost 0.7 million (4.4% of those with diabetes) had advanced diabetic retinopathy that could lead to severe vision loss.
- Diabetes is the leading cause of kidney failure, accounting for 44% of new cases in 2008.
- In 2008, 48,374 people with diabetes began treatment for end-stage kidney disease in the United States.
- In 2008, a total of 202,290 people with end-stage kidney disease due to diabetes were living on chronic dialysis or with a kidney transplant in the United States.
Nervous system disease (Neuropathy)
- About 60% to 70% of people with diabetes have mild to severe forms of nervous system damage.
- More than 60% of nontraumatic lower-limb amputations occur in people with diabetes.
- In 2006, about 65,700 nontraumatic lower-limb amputations were performed in people with diabetes.
As you can see a FREE DIABETES TEST
can be a great help in addressing these concerns.
At JoyRich Healthcare Centers, we want to keep you healthy,
not just treat you when you are sick!
We are here to help!
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