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2018-19 Meridian Wellness Page

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Weekly Wellness Tip

 
November is Diabetes Awareness Month
 A great time to evaluate if you are at risk for diabetes
 
 
Prevalence In 2015, 30.3 million Americans, or 9.4% of the population, had diabetes
  • Approximately 1.25 million American children and adults have type 1 diabetes.
  • Undiagnosed: Of the 30.3 million adults with diabetes, 23.1 million were diagnosed, and 7.2 million were undiagnosed.
  • Prevalence in Seniors: The percentage of Americans age 65 and older remains high, at 25.2%, or 12.0 million seniors (diagnosed and undiagnosed)
  • New Cases: 1.5 million Americans are diagnosed with diabetes every year
  • Prediabetes: In 2015, 84.1 million Americans age 18 and older had prediabetes
  • Deaths: Diabetes remains the 7th leading cause of death in the United States in 2015, with 79,535 death certificates listing it as the underlying cause of death, and a total of 252,806 death certificates listing diabetes as an underlying or contributing cause of death.
                                                                                                                             ~  American Diabetes Association:  https://www.diabetes.org
 
 
 
 

 

Have a wonderful weekend!
- The Wellness Committee 🍎
 
 
 
 

Wellness Committee Members

Trisha McKendry John Finley
Michelle Jozefowicz  Lisa Reber
Heather Alderks    Anna Nicholson
Elaine Nicholson   Kayla McKinney - Coordinator
Kelly Meyers Libby Ogren
Joi Dundas   Kayla Simpson
Jay Williams Denise Linclau
Beth Lauer