Diabetes Awareness Month targets unhealthy American trends

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By Amy Taylor

Since November is National Diabetes Awareness Month, it’s a good time to consider your risk of developing diabetes. More than 395,867 adult Kentuckians — or 12.75 percent of the state’s adult population — have diabetes. It’s estimated that one-third of those cases are undiagnosed.

The Kentucky Diabetes Prevention & Control Program (KDPCP) estimates that 553,286 adult Kentuckians age 40-74 have pre-diabetes — a whopping 36.3 percent. Pre-diabetes is a major risk factor for diabetes, heart attack and stroke.

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