Value News Articles - Oklahoma Legislative Diabetes Caucus

Access to Diabetes Care: If Not Now, When?

By: Value News | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: November 2021

Guthrie Green turns blue to signify the unity of the global diabetes community in response to the diabetes epidemic. Join us as Mayor Bynum’s City of Tulsa November Diabetes Awareness Proclamation is read by Doug Dodd, Tulsan, Former Chair of the Board of The American Diabetes Association. Show your support by wearing Blue! See you Sunday, November 14, 2021, 5 p.m.

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The Diabetes Epidemic

By: Danger Geist | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: November 2020

Diabetes has become the dark horse companion to COVID-19, as 40% of virus-related deaths during the pandemic have had a diabetes component. Of course, diabetes has been a medical rancor predating the virus, affecting 34 million Americans. Here in Oklahoma, 356,000 people have diagnosed diabetes, an additional 93,000 have diabetes, but don’t know it, and an alarming 35% of the adult population have prediabetes. The cost of diagnosed diabetes is estimated in Oklahoma to be $3.8 billion.

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