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November 14th is 2017 World Diabetes Day

Centers for Disease Control says:

In the U.S., there are a total of 30.3 million people with diabetes of which only 23.1 million people have been diagnosed, leaving 7.2 million people undiagnosed. In addition, over 33% of adults in the U.S. have pre-diabetes. Most alarming is that rates of type 2 diabetes in youth are increasing along with obesity rates.

Md. Department of Health and Mental Hygiene says:

There are 1.6 million adults in the State of Maryland estimated to have pre-diabetes, but only 408,000 know.  Up to 30% of people who have prediabetes will go on to develop type 2 diabetes within five years of diagnosis, unless they take steps to improve their health. Programs are available through the Caroline County Health Department, 410-479-8080.

What can you do?

Learn about the risk factors and see your doctor and/or pediatrician to get tested, especially if you are at risk. Talk to your family about lifestyle changes, to include eating healthy and exercising regularly, and:

          Take the 5-2-1-0 steps every day

            5 - fruits/vegetables a day

            2 - no more than two hours of inactive recreation a day

           1 – one or more hours of physical activity a day

           0 – Zero sugary drinks


Preston Lions Club donates to PES

The Preston Lions Club donates to the music program at Preston Elementary School. Pictured, from left, Lions Club President Edward Quidas, PES Principal Dr. Kari Clow, and Lions Club Treasurer Gloria Quidas.


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