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March 25, 2013

Ten Things Every LGBT Older Adult Should Know About Diabetes

Tomorrow is National Diabetes Alert Day. According to the American Diabetes Association, National Diabetes Alert Day is a one-day "wake-up call" asking the American public to take the Diabetes Risk Test to find out if they are at risk for developing Type 2 diabetes.

The Diabetes Risk Test asks users to answer simple questions about weight, age, family history and other potential risk factors for prediabetes or Type 2 diabetes. Access your risk by taking the test now.

Studies have shown that LGBT older adults are less likely to access mainstream health care providers, have health insurance, and seek treatment or care. This puts them at greater risk for poorer overall health, and for developing chronic, but manageable, conditions such as diabetes.

The good news is that if you are at risk for prediabetes or Type 2 diabetes, there are steps you can take to prevent or delay the onset of the disease. Check out SAGE’s fact sheet (available in English and Spanish), “Ten Things Every LGBT Older Adult Should Know About Diabetes,” for more information.
      Read Ten Things Every LGBT Older Adult Should Know About Diabetes      Leer Diez Cosas Que Todas Las Personas LGBT de Más Edad Deben Saber La Diabetes



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Excellent information. Glad to see this!

Felicitaciones, excelente aporte. Me encanto la hoja informativa sobre las 10 cosas que los adultos deben saber sobre la diabetes. Esta enfermedad es silenciosa, y si no se toman las precauciones antes, podemos llegar a estados criticos. Muchas gracias por este excelente aporte que brinda información sobre la diabetes muy completa. Bendiciones.

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