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NATIONAL DIABETES MONTH

BREAKING NEWS. . .

November is National Diabetes Month. As we enter the holiday season of good times with friends and family, remember to always cherish your health. Food and fellowship do not have to lead to weight gain and its related illnesses during the holidays. 

GET A WALGREENS 
BLOOD SUGAR 
VOUCHER TODAY!

The Center for African American Health is pleased to partner with Walgreens Healthcare Clinic and Pharmacy to provide the FREE Walgreens Health Tests voucher. The voucher entitles the bearer to receive the following Health Test at No Charge: One Blood Glucose Test, One Body Composition Test and One Blood Pressure Test. A limited number of these vouchers, which expire 12/31/2013, are available for pickup at the Center for African American Health – contact Tanaka Shipp at 303-355-3423 ext. 108 or email tshipp@caahealth.org to obtain a voucher.

Rahsaan Thomas, District Manager for Walgreens and a member of the Center for African American Health Board of Directors states, “In diabetes, a healthy weight and physical activity really help improve blood sugars, and the kinds of food you eat and how you eat does, too."

WHAT ABOUT
PRE-DIABETES AND DIABETES?

Why these test? Diabetes and co-morbidities like high blood pressure may be controlled and even prevented with early intervention. There are 79 million Americans at risk for diabetes (known as pre-diabetes). Within 5 years, more than half of these folks will have full blown diabetes. The Center’s diabetes prevention program, Live Well 4 Life, has a proven and nationally recognized record of decreasing the onset of diabetes. 

Take the glucose test and know your risk – then sign up for our free 22-week Live Well 4 Life diabetes prevention program with Michele Duvall mduvall@caahealth.org or call 303-355-3423 ext. 113.  

KNOW YOUR
NUMBERS. . .

Here are the blood glucose numbers to watch out for which indicate you are pre-diabetic. If your numbers exceed these ranges you are already diabetic. The pre-diabetes blood sugar ranges:

 ·       Fasting plasma glucose test
     (FPG): 100 – 125

 ·       A1C test: 5.7 to 6.4

 ·       Plasma glucose measured
     2 hours after a 75 gm
     glucose load 
     (OGTT): 140-199

If you are already diabetic, self-management is the key. To live well with diabetes – sign up for the free 6-week Diabetes Self-Management program with Tanaka Shipp, our Diabetes Program Coordinator at (303) 355-3423 ext. 108 or email tshipp@caahealth.org.

Visit our Cardiovascular Program page to learn more about the free Just Check It home blood pressure monitoring toolkit.  

The Center for African American Health encourages you to continue to live well in 2013 and 2014.  Cherish your health! 

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