TYPE 2 DIABETES IN BEXAR COUNTY
TYPE 2 DIABETES is a serious chronic disease that can affect kidneys, eyes, and nerves. Diabetes is the leading
cause of kidney failure, nontraumatic lower-limb amputations and new cases of blindness among adults in the
The United States. Most people with diabetes can manage it by; monitoring their blood glucose, controlling their diet,
taking medication, losing excess weight and following an exercise plan. Research also has discovered that lifestyle modifications
are very effective in helping people delay or prevent this disease.
San Antonian's are increasingly at risk of diabetes as tens of thousands are diagnosed annually. The fight to stop this silent killer starts at home, where our community's diabetic population stands at over 14% which is double the national average of 7%. With projections of one out of every three children born after 2000 in the United States will be directly affected by diabetes by 2050, the time to act is now! -
Source: American Diabetes Association.