Archive: Mar 26, 2015, 12:00 AM

Diabetes Awareness Day highlights disease

Each year, the fourth Tuesday of March is designated as Diabetes Awareness Day. The American Diabetes Association continues to focus our nation’s attention on the seriousness of diabetes and its impact on people affected by this disease. Diabetes is taking a heavy toll on this country’s health. Pay attention to the following risk factors: over the age of 45, overweight or obese, physically inactive, having close family members with diabetes. Women who have had a baby greater than nine pounds or had gestational diabetes, Native Americans, African Americans, Hispanics, Asians and Pacific Islanders have a higher incidence of diabetes.

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