Working Together to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes Type 2 diabetes is a growing epidemic across the nation where one out of four people do not even know they have diabetes. Last year, diabetes was one of the leading causes of death in Santa Clara County! A recent UCLA Center for Health Policy Research and California Center for Public Health Advocacy study estimated 46 percent (almost 672,000) of adult residents in Santa Clara County are pre-diabetic or have undiagnosed diabetes. It is time to work together to prevent type 2 diabetes and promote better health for all our residents. Studies show that you can prevent or delay the onset of the disease by losing 5 to 7 percent of your weight by eating healthy and being more physically active. Look for the newly updated “It’s in our hands – TOGETHER WE CAN PREVENT TYPE 2 DIABETES” ads throughout the community on buses, billboards, bus shelters, Facebook ads, and online newspapers. Share the attached flyers with your patients and have them visit https://www.sccgov.org/sites/sccphd/en-us/Residents/diabetes/Pages/diabetes.aspx to learn more!
Health Is Vital
Health is taken for granted, until you can't any more. In this blog I hope to put down on paper some of the articles I come across and want to remember, about health. I will be personalizing these articles to apply to me. I am diabetic, over weight, have high blood pressure and tinnitus, so these are the things you will find here. I will include nutrition, exercise, and holistic health, and many other ideas. I work in the health profession, particularly mental health, and have an interest in suicide prevention; so these topics will also be covered in this blog. Please, if you are suffering reach out. Our county health and crisis line is 1-855-278-4204.