The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention calls diabetes “the epidemic of our time”. Type II Diabetes is becoming an epidemic: 1 out of 3 children born today are expected to have diabetes.
The current global prevalence of diagnosed diabetes is 165 million and is estimated to increase to 250 million by 2010 and to 330 million by 2025. These alarming figures do not include undiagnosed diabetes or pre-diabetic states.
People with pre-diabetes are at increased risk for developing Type II Diabetes and for heart disease and stroke. When you have diabetes, you are more than twice as likely as people without diabetes to have heart disease or a stroke. If you have diabetes, your risk of a heart attack is the same as someone who has already had a heart attack.
Diabetes is the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S. Metabolic Syndrome affects 7 million adults in the U.S.
With your help, we can reduce the incidence of Type II Diabetes and metabolic syndrome in this country.
Presenter: Dr. John Nieters, L.Ac. Acupuncturist. Herbalist, Educator
When: April 13, 2013 at 11am
Location: Alameda Acupuncture, 2258 Santa Clara Ave, Alameda, CA