New Awareness Campaign Says "Its Not Too Late" to Prevent the Disease
About 40 percent of adults ages 40 to 74 – or 41 million people - have pre-diabetes, a condition that raises a persons risk for developing type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. Studies show that while adults over 60 are at increased risk for type 2 diabetes, losing a small amount of weight and increasing physical activity is especially effective in reducing that risk among this age group.
To spread the word that diabetes prevention for older adults is proven and possible, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services ( HHS ) National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP) launched a public awareness campaign today called “Its Not Too Late to Prevent Diabetes. Take Your First Step Today” at the Yates Family YMCA in Jacksonville, Florida. The campaign delivers the message that type 2 diabetes can be prevented or delayed.
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