Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Diabetes & Older Adults

Hey Y'all,

More diabetes information for you...
Older Adults
From the American Diabetes Association

Diabetes disproportionately affects older adults.
Approximately 25% of Americans over the age of 60 years have diabetes, and aging of the U.S. population is widely acknowledged as one of the drivers of the diabetes epidemic.
Although the burden of diabetes is often described in terms of its impact on working-aged adults, the disease also affects longevity, functional status, and risk of institutionalization for older patients.
Older Adult Outreach Program
To address this need, the American Diabetes Association is developing an older adult outreach program.
Our Senior Signature Series is a new activity targeting older adults across the nation. Our goals are to address the needs of this group of constituents and increase the level of awareness about the high prevalence of diabetes and prediabetes among our seniors.
The Senior Signature Series educates older adults and the general community about:
·         how to reduce the burden of living with diabetes
·         steps to reduce their risk for diabetes and its complications
·         the work of the American Diabetes Association
·         ways people can Share-Act-Learn-Give to help Stop Diabetes.
Each Senior Signature Series event is a half-day educational event inviting individuals age 65 years and older to learn more about diabetes.
Learn more here
Until next time...
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