Making a plan to prevent diabetes and its complications – 4
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. During National Diabetes Month experts share statistics on diabetes as a way to highlight this major health concern. Dr. Griffin Rodgers, an institute director at the NIH points out that nearly 26 million Americans have diabetes, and more than one-fourth of them don’t know they have it.
Rodgers: Approximately 79 million adults have pre-diabetes. This is a condition that increases the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, heart disease and stroke.
Narrator: Dr. Rodgers explains that it is very important to set goals and make a plan to prevent type 2 diabetes. For tips to prevent and manage the disease, visit www.YourDiabetesInfo.org/MakeAPlan. Health Matters is produced by the NIH, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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