Interactive Resource Launched To Promote Diabetes Awareness
In recognition of Diabetes Awareness Month, The HealthCentral Network's MyDiabetesCentral.com has launched an interactive information center with leading resources on pre-diabetes and diabetes risk, including an assessment where users can gauge their risk of type 2 diabetes. HealthCentral's Diabetes Awareness Month center is available at healthcentral.com
"The growing global epidemic of diabetes is an underappreciated problem of world-wide dimensions," said Dr. William Quick, endocrinologist and MyDiabetesCentral.com expert. "It's a risk to health and indeed to life for those people diagnosed with diabetes, and an added burden on their families And for society as a whole, healthcare costs for diabetes are exploding, and indirect costs such as loss of productivity loom larger in the future."
Diabetes affects more than 23 million people in the US and more than 90% of diagnoses are type 2. "As health-care providers, patients, and families, we need to work to increase the awareness that diabetes is a chronic disease that can be successfully treated, and often times delayed or prevented," Quick added.
"As the incidence of diabetes continues to increase, it becomes more important than ever that people are aware of the signs, symptoms and treatment of this disease," said Christopher M. Schroeder, CEO of The HealthCentral Network. "Through our unique, credible and understandable resources, we hope to increase awareness and education of diabetes to better the health of our users."
MyDiabetesCentral.com is an open forum for candid conversations about diabetes management, focused specifically on the people who cope with diabetes day-to-day. The site is a resource for information on diagnosis, treatment and new research, featuring diabetes experts David Mendosa, Gretchen Becker, Quick and others who offer commentary on diabetes news, tips for living with the condition, and more.