American Diabetes Month Activites at PAMF
November is American Diabetes Month.
On November 4, 7 and 14, 2013, PAMF is hosting events at several of our centers locations to help you learn more about diabetes – and an opportunity to discuss healthy holiday eating alternatives with our registered dietitians and certified diabetes educators. We will also have games and prize drawings.
Monday, November 4:
2 – 3:30 p.m.
Building 1, first floor
Thursday, November 7 and 14:
12 – 1:30 p.m.
Mountain View Center
3rd Floor Rotunda
Thursday, November 14:
Palo Alto Center
2 – 3:30 p.m.
Main building entrance, level 1
Diabetes facts from the American Diabetes Association. Did you know…
- Nearly 26 million Americans have diabetes.
- 79 million adults in the United States have prediabetes, a condition that increases their chances of developing type 2 diabetes.
- If left undiagnosed or untreated, diabetes can lead to serious health problems such as heart disease, blindness, kidney disease, stroke, amputation and even death. With early diagnosis and treatment, people with diabetes may prevent the development of these health problems.
- The total estimated cost of diagnosed diabetes in 2012 is $245 billion, including $176 billion in direct medical costs and $69 billion in reduced productivity.
For information about diabetes education and resources, visit the PAMF Diabetes website.
To learn about American Diabetes Month, visit the American Diabetes Association website.