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Diabetes – The Silent Killer

Diabetes is a silent and deadly disease which currently afflicts over 17 million people in the United States… and more than 150 million people worldwide.  It is an epidemic which is rapidly becoming critical.

While an estimated 11.1 million people have been diagnosed, unfortunately, 5.9 million are unaware they have the disease.

Diabetes increases your risk of:

  • A heart attack or stroke.
  • Impaired vision and blindness.
  • Decreased circulation.
  • Foot problems and amputations.
  • Nervous system problems.
  • Kidney disease.
  • Sexual problems.
  • Complications during pregnancy.

According to the American Diabetes Association, the total economic cost of diabetes and diabetes-related diseases incurred during the year 2002 was approximate $132 billion dollars.

Who is at risk for diabetes?

  • Persons over the age of 35.
  • Family history of diabetes.
  • Overweight or obese.

So, what can you do?

Recent evidence has shown that the complications of diabetes can be greatly reduced in severity… if the right regimen is followed.

People with diabetes must learn to take the proper steps to control their blood glucose, blood pressure and weight.  This includes regular exercise, reducing lipid abnormalities and ending the addiction to cigarettes.

The good news is that diabetes can be controlled and self-managed… if you have the right information.

Controlling diabetes is not an “impossible dream”.  With the right tools, you can control your diabetes and optimize your chances for long-term health.

To manage diabetes, you need three critical components.
1. Access to the latest, most up-to-date information.
2. Step-by-step instructions to follow as a daily guide.
3. A team of experts to advise and support you.

Where do you turn?

Our knowledge of diabetes expands every year… making it difficult for the average person with diabetes to keep up with new information.

Even more frustrating is trying to find this vital information in a readily accessible, easy to understand and usable format.

Every person with diabetes needs an up-to-date guide.  And just as importantly, so do the doctors and health professionals who care for people with diabetes.

The solution is right here… and it’s called the DiabetesDek®.

The DiabetesDek® is a recognized authority on how to control and self-manage diabetes.  Over 3 million DiabetesDeks have been distributed worldwide over the past 10 years.

Our DiabetesDek® can assist you in becoming more knowledgeable about YOUR diabetes… by providing practical, accurate and timely information on diabetes management.

The DiabetesDek® is available in two versions… Consumer and Professional.