- Ellen Wilson First Spouse Gold Coin Available December 9
- MILITARY-INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX: Defense Dept. Contracts for Dec. 6, 2013
- Day Four: Johnson Returns To Head Table After Two-Year Absence
- NASCAR: Jimmie Johnson Celebrates Sixth Title With Eye On A Seventh
- Fan celebration planned before Marshall-WVU basketball game
- Richard Cordray, Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Discusses Mortgage Rules at Consumer Federation of America Meeting
- FLASHBACK: Transcripts Reveal Technetium, Neptunium and Plutonium at Huntington Pilot Plant Concern Over Parking Lot Radiation Expressed
- Marshall Accepts Bid to 2013 Military Bowl Presented by Northrop Grumman
- WSJ Wasteland Series Continues in Pennsylvania where Uranium Processing Site had "Birdcages"
- WORK SESSION: Council Holds Solemn Preparation, While Discussing Skatepark, Comprehensive Plan; Slkatepark Plans Now Added
Diabetes Awareness Event Thursday
The purpose of the event is to provide information about diabetes. By 2050, as many 1 in 3 people could have diabetes according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). They also estimate that more than 79 million Americans age 20 years and older have pre-diabetes. Blood glucose testing will be available as well as a pre-diabetes screening test. Leonard White, MD., Assistant Professor at the Byrd Clinical Center and Associate Dean of Diversity of the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine will be on hand to answer questions.
November is National Diabetes Awareness month. In Cabell County 14.4% of adults have diabetes. Pre-diabetes is indicated when blood glucose levels are higher than normal but not yet high enough to be called diabetes. Usually there are no symptoms; you can have it and not know it. Most people with pre-diabetes go on to develop Type 2 diabetes within 5 to 10 years. According to the WV Department of Health and Human Resources approximately 466,000 West Virginias have pre-diabetes. Simple lifestyle changes can delay and even prevent the development of diabetes. A study of lifestyle intervention showed a decrease in the incidence of Type 2 diabetes by 58%. Our goal is to inform people about their risks and give them the necessary information to keep them from developing diabetes.