November 14 is World Diabetes Day. The theme for diabetes awareness month and World Diabetes Day 2019 is Family and Diabetes.
Diagnosis of Diabetes not only affects an individual but also has profound affect on the family. It unfortunately disproportionally affects our community.
Prevalence of Diabetes in Texas and Bexar County*
- Diabetes is the 6th leading cause of death in Texas and is the 4th leading cause of death in Bexar County.
- Texas, Diagnosed: 11.4% of the total Texas population
- Texas, Undiagnosed: Approximately half a million Texans remain undiagnosed
- Bexar County, Diagnosed: 14.2% of the population
Left untreated or unmanaged, diabetes can lead to life-changing complications. These include blindness, amputation, kidney failure, heart attack and stroke.
On the Occasion of World Diabetes Day, we at ADE urge you and your family members to increase your knowledge of this disease and take positive steps to engage in a healthy and active lifestyle.
Our focus with Diabetes management is on educating you about your disease process and helping you make the right decisions in your daily life with regards to diet, activities, taking medicines and staying informed.