Diabetes

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One out of every three American adults has pre-diabetes, and most do not know it.

Marshfield Clinic Minocqua Center health educators are offering classes to help people improve their health and to help avoid a growing wave of pre-diabetes.

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November is Diabetes Awareness Month. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention , about 1 in 10 American adults has diabetes. If trends continue, that figure is expected to double or triple by 2050.

WXPR's Ken Krall talks with Kay Bush of the Aspirus Diabetes Education and Nutrition Counseling Center about the differences in types of diabetes and other topics....

Kay Bush of the Aspirus Diabetes Education and Nutrition Counseling Center in Wausau along with Ken Krall.

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November was Diabetes Awareness Month. The disease presents itself by not allowing a person to properly digest glucose, causing blood sugar levels to rise. Higher blood sugar levels can cause a number of health-related problems.

Oneida county numbers show one in nine adults over age 20 has either Type I or Type II diabetes. Forty years from now, that number could grow to one in five.