Yesterday was American Diabetes Alert Day, a day to inform the public about the seriousness of diabetes. People are encouraged to take the diabetes risk test to discover if they are at risk for developing diabetes.
According to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), approximately 220,867 Coloradans have diabetes, and an additional 92,000 are undiagnosed. Luckily diabetes can be prevented through moderate changes in diet and exercise. CDPHE has put together a nice collection of resources on diabetes and diabetes prevention.
Other resources that may be of interest:
- “Burden of Diabetes in Colorado” http://www.cdphe.state.co.us/pp/diabetes/reports/TheBurdenofDiabetesinCO.pdf
- Colorado Kids with Diabetes Care and Prevention Collaborative http://www.coloradokidswithdiabetes.org/
- “Diet and Diabetes”, a health fact sheet from the Colorado State Extension http://www.cde.state.co.us/artemis/ucsu20/ucsu2062293342007internet.pdf