Most Americans at risk for Type 2 diabetes don’t know it

Simple screenings can make a difference and help reverse the disease

Nearly 30 million people in the United States have diabetes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Over half a million are in Kentucky alone, which is around 14.5 percent of the commonwealth’s population. Scarier still is how many Kentuckians have prediabetes: nearly 1.2 million. People with prediabetes have blood sugar levels that are higher than normal but not high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes. For many, it’s just a matter of time.

A simple risk assessment and blood screening can help diagnose prediabetes and get you on the road to reversing long-term effects, which can include heart disease and stroke.

Join Norton Healthcare, the YMCA of Greater Louisville, Family Health Centers and the American Diabetes Association for screenings on Tuesday, March 28, American Diabetes Association Alert Day.

Professionals will be available 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at five Louisville sites with information about diabetes, prediabetes, and local health and wellness classes. They will be conducting free blood sugar screenings and risk assessments, as well as offering counseling on screening results.

 

American Diabetes Association Alert Day screening sites

Ujima Neighborhood Place

3610 Bohne Ave.

Louisville, KY 40211

Charmoli Center Neighborhood Place

200 Juneau Drive, Suite 200

Louisville, KY 40243

South Jefferson Neighborhood Place

1000 Neighborhood Place

Fairdale, KY 40118

South Central Neighborhood Place

4255 Hazelwood Ave.

Louisville, KY 40215

Family Health Centers – Portland

2215 Portland Ave.

Louisville, KY 40212


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