According to the American Diabetes Association,more than 25 million Americans are living with diabetes. That's over 8 percent of the U.S. population. More concerning is that 7 million of the 25 million Americans living with diabetes don't know they have it.
Diabetes is listed as the seventh leading cause of death in the U.S. and those with diabetes are two to four times more likely to suffer sudden cardiac death than those without. That's why, when you have diabetes, managing your lifestyle is vitally important and, often times, an ongoing challenge. Akron General's Diabetes Center understands the needs of our patients. We offer educational support to individuals with type 1 and type 2 diabetes and for women with diabetes who become pregnant or those who develop diabetes during pregnancy.
Roughly 15 percent of all patients discharged from Ohio hospitals have diabetes,meaning that education and prevention are key, especially for pre-diabetes patients who are at an increased risk for developing diabetes. It's important for people to work with their doctors to know their risks, how to reduce them and when to seek early intervention.
Akron General's certified diabetes educators provide basic education on diabetes, how to better control diabetes with lifestyle changes and also how to prevent potential complications. We offer one-on-one instruction and group classes during convenient hours - because we understand that life sometimes doesn't wait. Akron General Medical Center is certified by the American Diabetes Association. Here you'll find more information about Akron General's Diabetes Center, where we're located and how to make an appointment.