The Rotary Club of North Atlanta is sponsoring a diabetes awareness and prevention program. We'd like to help other Rotarians learn about the disease and lifestyle interventions that can hep to prevent or even reverse it.
At present trends, diabetes is set to become the largest epidemic in history. More than 30 million Americans have the disease. However, 90% of people with high blood sugar don't know it; and 25% of those with diabetes are undiagnosed.
According to the CDC, diabetes is the #1 cause of kidney failure, lower limb amputations, and adult onset blindness. It can also cause heart disease, impotence, and stroke. Often the warning signs are subtle and patients begin treatment after damage has occurred. The average age of Rotarians is 58, which puts us at particular risk.
The good news is that diabetes can be prevented or even reversed with simple lifestyle changes. These changes also benefit many other areas of health.
If you are interested in having someone present to your club, please contact Jon Yaeger to set a date at firstname.lastname@example.org.