Preventing Diabetes

Presented by University Hospitals St. John Medical Center.Diabetes refers to a group of diseases that affect how your body uses blood sugar (glucose). Thirty million Americans have diabetes, including nine million Americans who are unaware that they are affected by the disease. Despite being the seventh leading cause of death in the United States, it is possible to manage diabetes and prevent complications through lifestyle choices. Left undiagnosed or uncontrolled, diabetes can lead to long-term health concerns including heart disease, kidney damage and stroke. Reduce your risk and join us for an eye-opening discussion about diabetes, signs and symptoms, and what you can do to prevent the onset of the disease.