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Diabetes continues to be one of top causes of death in the United States
New gold standard of care can help people with diabetes live long healthy lives
By: Lions Clubs of California
Lions Clubs International top initiative is diabetes advocacy. Diabetes is one of the top two causes of blindness and contributes to kidney failure and heart disease.
Brian Ballard, California Lions State Diabetes Chairperson will be hosting this event. Brian has been a type 1 diabetic for 47 years. Brian will be speaking about how 9 million people in the United States do not know they diabetes. Brian states, "During this time, high blood sugar impacts the kidneys, eyes and circulation, by the time they are diagnosed, the damage is done." Diabetes is one of the top causes of death in the United States. Diabetes is also a major contributor to stroke, heart disease and kidney failure. Brian states, "All of these complications can be prevented, unlike cancer." During the past 18 months, diabetes has been a major cause of complications for people who have been infected with Covid-19.
New technology in diabetes has helped people with the disease take better control of their condition. Continuous Glucose Monitors (CGM) has revolutionized care for diabetics. Learn about the new gold standard of care "time In range" and how it has helped so many people with the condition.
The virtual event can be seen on Zoom at:
Lions Clubs Diabetes International's mission is to reduce the prevalence of diabetes and improve the quality of life for those diagnosed. Educate ourselves and our communities about diabetes. Develop community environments that inspire and support healthy lifestyles.
Lions Clubs International is the largest service club organization in the world. Our 1.35 million members in more than 46,000 clubs are servicing communities in more than 200 countries and geographical areas around the globe. Since 1917, Lions Clubs have aided the blind and visually impaired, championed youth initiatives and strengthen local communities through hands-on service and humanitarian projects. For more information about Lions Clubs International, visit lionsclubs.org
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