Knowing and preventing type 2 diabetes
More than 34 million Americans have diabetes (that’s about one in 10 people). Those with type 1 diabetes are born with it. But about 90 to 95% of those with diabetes have the other kind: type 2 diabetes. It’s usually people over age 45 who develop type 2. But more and more children, teens, and young adults are also developing it. Here is how it can be avoided, how to spot it if it develops, and what to do about it.
How we can help
If you’re a Capital BlueCross member and need advice or help managing your diabetes, contact our Care Management team. We have experienced registered nurses and licensed social workers who provide support, education, and help to coordinate services for complex medical needs, including diabetes. Visit our Care Management website to get started, or call 888.545.4512.
Source: “Type 2 Diabetes.” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC, www.cdc.gov/diabetes/basics/type2.html.
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