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Free Diabetes Screenings For Seniors In Fort Worth, Dallas, Arlington

Jun 17, 2013
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You can treat diabetes, but you have to know you have it. About a quarter of Texas adults have diabetes, but many are never diagnosed. The Diabetes Prevention and Control Alliance and the YMCA of are sponsoring “Seniors Tell Diabetes Not Me” week and are hosting several free diabetes prevention awareness events in the Dallas-Fort Worth area between June 17th and June 22nd.

Here's a scary statistic: Almost one-fourth of Texans 65 and over have diabetes. That number rises for 38 percent for African Americans and 32 percent for Hispanics. The problem is, not everyone who has the disease knows it. And, like most health issues, the sooner it's diagnosed, the more ...

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