Diabetes PSA
Monday, June 6, 2011

Are you a Veteran over the age of 50, more than 15 pounds overweight, and of American Indian, African, Hispanic or Asian American decent? If so, you may be at risk for the development of Diabetes Type II.

If you are experienceing unusual tiredness, constant thirst, frequent urination (especially at night) unusual hunger, weight loss, blurred vision, frequent infections, and slow-healing wounds and sores? Then you might be showing the signs of Type II Diabetes.

If you or a loved one are experiencing any of these symptoms, or have a family history of Diabetes, then you should ask your doctor about a FREE fasting glucose screening.

Diabetes is one of the leading causs of death and disability in the United States, but your doctor has effective treatments that CAN make a difference.

In the meantime - Be sure to eat a diet low in fat (<25% of total caloric intake) and low in salt. Exercise regularly with a goal of at least 150 min./week, and a weight reduction goal of 7% or 15 pounds.

For more information regarding the VA Diabetes Treatment Program.

Call (781) 687-3400 or visit them on the web at www.va.gov/diabetes.

Call your doctor or VA system today and Take Charge of your Health!

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