RESULTS ACHIEVED THANKS TO YOU !

848

A1C SCREENINGS

222

RETINAL IMAGINGS

175

PEOPLE IDENTIFIED

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screen 1,000 in Lexington/Fayette County area

May 31, 2020

Screen 10,000 persons in the Ky Lions District 43Y Region 3 area

May 31, 2021

screen 20,000 in KY Lions District 43Y area

May 31, 2022

screen 100,000 Kentuckians

May 31, 2024

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The Threat of Diabetes is on the RISE in Kentucky

Diabetes is a complex and increasingly common  disease. Data from the Kentucky Behavioral Risk  Factor Survey (KyBRFS) show that from 2000 to  2017 diagnosed diabetes rose from 6.5% to 13.4%.

 

This means 1 in 8 (442,500) Kentucky adults have  been diagnosed with diabetes.2   Based on national studies, it is likely that an additional 147,500  Kentucky adults have diabetes but do not know this yet due to lack of testing and diagnosis. If this is  true, the real number of adults with diabetes is  approximately 589,000.3

2004 Diagnosed Diabetes % by county

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7.4% average

2013 Diagnosed Diabetes % by county

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12.9% average

But this is just the tip of the iceberg.

 

An even  greater threat is looming  at the surface.

 

It is  estimated that 1 in every 3 or 33.9% (1,100,000) of Kentucky adults have pre-diabetes with only 10.2%  (288,000) diagnosed in 2015.
Healthy eating, increased physical activity and  modest weight loss can cut the risk of developing type 2 diabetes in half among  persons with pre-diabetes.

OUR STRATEGIC OBJECTIVES

Reduce the prevalence of diabetes

We will educate and screen thousands of Kentuckians and help those at risk get medical attention / diagnosis that they deserve.

Improve the quality of life for those diagnosed

We will educate and screen thousands of Kentuckians and help those at risk enroll in research-based, cost-effective self management groups.

Diabetes Self-Management Education and  Support (DSMES) and Diabetes prevention Programs (DPPs) provide the foundation to equip people with diabetes or prediabetes to navigate daily self-management, lifestyle decisions and activities.
Evidence shows that participation in a DSMES  program improves diabetes outcomes and reduces health care costs. Evidence shows that participation in a DPP program cuts the risk of developing type 2 diabetes in  half for persons with prediabetes.

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