On Wednesday, November 14, The Polyclinic will join thousands of people and organizations around the world to mark the world’s largest diabetes awareness campaign – known as World Diabetes Day (WDD). Over 100 countries acknowledge World Diabetes Day and organize events around diabetes awareness and advocacy. Polyclinic employees will be dressed in blue on World Diabetes Day. We’ll also light the Madison Center building blue on November 14.
Diabetes: A Growing Global Concern
Diabetes is a growing global concern. The International Diabetes Foundation (IDF) anticipates that diabetes will affect 592 million people by 2035, a 53 percent increase on existing cases. IDF also estimates that up to 70 percent of cases could be prevented through early lifestyle intervention.
Coming Together to Prevent Diabetes
At The Polyclinic, we want to acknowledge the tremendous efforts of our patients who work every day to successfully manage this condition, as well as the dedicated Providers and staff who provide ongoing support. Furthermore, we want to be part of the movement to help our patients prevent or slow the progression of diabetes.
If you or a family member need education or support, we are here to help. We offer group and individual diabetes education including a nationally recognized diabetes group class series and prediabetes group class. Let us help you learn next steps for optimal diabetes management and prevention. Call our Diabetes Education department at 206-860-2208 or check out our Endocrinology team to find out more.