Rising numbers, better information
What kind of people have diabetes? You'd be surprised.
More and more Americans of all ages are dealing with diabetes. According the Center for Disease Control, diabetes in the U.S. increased by 32 percent between 1990 and 2000 -- with a 70 percent jump for people aged 30-39. And the numbers are still rising.
That's the bad news. The good news is that lifestyle changes regarding food and exercise have been clearly shown to improve diabetes control, and can also lower the risk of developing diabetes in the first place.
Legacy Weight and Diabetes Institute can help. Since diabetes presents daily demands and decisions that require special skills and up-to-date knowledge. That's where Legacy comes in. We provide empowering education that meets your needs and your treatment plan. In addition to individual consultation, Legacy offers a variety of diabetes classes and support groups.
Take the American Diabetes Association's diabetes risk test to find out if you are at risk to develop type 2 diabetes.
Which one are you?
- Perhaps you have general questions or concerns. If so, please visit our Diabetes Services page to schedule a consultation.
- If you've been diagnosed with pre-diabetes you should learn all you can, and make lifestyle changes to prevent your condition from worsening into diabetes. Our Nutrition Services staff can help.
- If you've already been diagnosed with diabetes, you need to to take an active role in managing it. Legacy Diabetes Services can help, with individual consultation, advice on self-management, and support groups.
- Are you a parent whose child has diabetes? Consult the The Children's Diabetes and Endocrine Center.
- Are you a woman who developed diabetes during pregnancy? You learn about gestational diabetes from Legacy Diabetes Education.
- Or perhaps you don't have diabetes, but would like learn to eat more healthfully. The registered dietitians who provide our Nutrition Services can assist you.