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Brought to you for the month of November by Barb Colter, Office Administrator of Maple Street Clinic Health Care Expert.

Barb Colter

Diabetes is one of the leading causes of disability and death in the United States. The latest statistics

state that more than 30 million American now have

the disease and another 84 million adults in the United States are at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

Untreated, prediabetes will often lead to diabetes within

five years. Most people do not know they are prediabetic.

Please note, if you are overweight, have high blood pressure, or are age 45 or older, you are at higher

risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The good news is

that making healthy changes may greatly lower your

risk. To help prevent and manage type 2 diabetes, start with the basics: watch your weight, eat healthy, get more physical activity, and call your medical provider to see what your numbers are.

We encourage you to make certain you have completed your annual preventative care exam. If you have already been diagnosed with diabetes, it is important that you keep your regularly scheduled visits to monitor how your body is handling this condition.

To raise awareness about diabetes and healthy living,

the providers at Maple Street encourage the diabetic

community to openly share their experiences and knowledge. Knowledge has the power to transform

lives.

Maple Street

Clinic P.C.

1825 MAPLE ST.,

FOREST GROVE, OR 97116

503.357.2136

www.maplestreetclinic.com

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