Cynthia Mick, TriStar Centennial, Diabetes and Nutrition Outpatient Education Program Coordinator

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National Diabetes Month: Raising Awareness and Reducing Your Risk

  Diabetes by the Numbers Did you know 21 million Americans have diabetes? And every year, 1.7 million Americans aged 20 years or older are newly diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, the most common form of the disease?  That means 4,660 people per day and one person every 19 seconds are diagnosed with diabetes. If this trend continues, it’s estimated as many as one in three Americans will have diabetes by 2050. November is National Diabetes Month, and at HCA’s TriStar Centennial Medical Center, we are joining the conversation to raise public awareness about this health challenge, provide ways to reduce… Read more.

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