What is diabetes? Diabetes is a condition where the blood glucose or amount of sugar in the blood in above 100mg/dl. There are types of Diabetes, type 1 occurs in childhood and type 2 typically occurs in adults. Two out of three people with diabetes die from stroke or heart disease. For additional information visit the American Diabetic Association and the Centers for Disease Control.
- Maintaining target levels for blood glucose by planning your meals
- Develop and maintain a regular physical activity routine
- Take your medication as prescribed by your physician
- See your physician at least annually and as recommended by your doctor
Stroke is the leading cause of long-term disability and the third leading cause of death in the United States. Over 780,000 Americans will suffer a stroke this year and nine out of ten stroke survivors will sustain long-term impairment. Stroke costs the US healthcare system over 62 billion dollars annually.