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If you’ve turned on your TV, read a newspaper or surfed the internet today, you’ve probably seen at least one story about diabetes. All those facts and figures and ominous warnings about heart and kidney disease can be overwhelming, and if no one in your family has ever had diabetes, you may think that it doesn’t involve you. But if you live in Mississippi, and especially if you live in the Delta, your life or the life of someone you care about, is going to be effected by this widespread disease.

Across America, 1 out of every 12 people will be diagnosed with diabetes at some time in their life. In Mississippi, those odds are closer to 1 out of 8 and maybe as high as 1 out of 5. One-third of Mississippians who have diabetes don’t even know it. And a huge percentage of those who do know it don’t receive proper care, which can lead to serious complications or even death. They run the risk of heart attack, stroke, kidney failure, blindness and amputations, all from a disease that can usually be controlled, if not cured.

Situated in the very epicenter of Mississippi’s diabetes epidemic, Greenwood Leflore Hospital is committed to leading the way in diabetes diagnosis, treatment and education. Our primary care providers are alert to any symptoms which might suggest diabetes and are adept at ordering and interpreting the appropriate tests. Once diagnosed, they are skilled in providing not only medication but also counseling on weight control, exercise and prevention of complications. Should hospitalization be required, the doctors at Greenwood Leflore Hospital can handle anything from ketoacidosis to wound care and are networked with tertiary care centers should referral be necessary. Our Diabetes Education Center has been providing support and encouragement to patients for more than 20 years, with training sessions, speakers and group interaction.

Every one of us should know the risk factors, symptoms and treatment options for diabetes. It’s really not that complicated and anyone can make a commitment to being informed, both for their own health and for those that they care about. Let’s take all those numbers and scary names and break diabetes down into something we can handle.

 

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