Navigation Links
City Councilors Nancy White, RN, Charles Jones, and Ed DeFore Launch Medicare Diabetes Screening Project in Macon
Date:3/24/2009

Need Is Urgent; Among Seniors with Diabetes, Half Are Unaware; Medicare's Free Diabetes Screening Benefits Underutilized

MACON, Ga., March 24 /PRNewswire/ -- City Councilors Nancy White, RN, Charles Jones, and Ed DeFore, and other city and community leaders, today urged all Macon area seniors to learn more about their personal risk for diabetes, as they launched the Medicare Diabetes Screening Project (MDSP) in Macon before a crowd gathered in front of Macon City Hall. On a national level, the MDSP is co-chaired by the American Diabetes Association, the Health Care Leadership Council, and Novo Nordisk, and is supported by more than 20 organizations representing the interests of seniors and health care providers.

"Today, I am proud to announce the start of the Medicare Diabetes Screening Project in Macon," said Councilor White. "When diabetes is undiagnosed and untreated, it can be devastating, and new government statistics show that our senior citizens are especially vulnerable. That's why it is crucial that we create awareness of the benefits that Medicare offers for diabetes screening, and motivate our seniors to ask their health care providers about being tested for diabetes."

According to a study in the February 2009 issue of Diabetes Care, 32% of adults ages 65 and older have diabetes. What's more, almost half (46%) of those seniors with diabetes don't know they have it -- they have not been diagnosed.

In addition to those with diabetes, another 40% of adults ages 65 and older have pre-diabetes, putting them at very high risk of developing diabetes and heart disease, and it is likely that most of them are unaware of their status.

Since 2005, Medicare has offered benefits for diabetes screening, but usage of these benefits has been minimal. For people who are ages 65 and older and have one risk factor for diabetes, Medicare offers a free diabetes-screen
'/>"/>

SOURCE The Medicare Diabetes Screening Project
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. David Teuscher, MD, Elected Secretary of Academy Board of Councilors
2. Thomas C. Barber, MD, Elected Chair of Academy Board of Councilors
3. Proactive, Low-Cost Prenatal Physical Therapy Reduces Pregnancy Complications, Eases Labor and Delivery and Shortens Recovery Time for Mothers
4. A new measure for the malignancy of melanoma
5. Migraines in Pregnancy Boost Vascular Risks
6. Susan G. Komen for the Cure(R)s Founder, Nancy G. Brinker, Reengages With Organization Following Tenure as U.S. Chief of Protocol
7. Nancy Brinker to receive 2009 Porter Prize
8. Celebrity Chef Cat Cora Announces First Pregnancy
9. National Alliance for Hispanic Health Congratulates Governor Kathleen Sebelius and Nancy-Ann DeParle
10. AHIP Statement on Governor Sebelius and Nancy-Ann DeParle
11. No differences in survival or neonatal outcomes in pregnancy-associated colorectal cancer
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/28/2015)... ... ... According to WFTV on July 15th heroin overdose rates have ... According to recent statistic Orlando suffers at least one death weekly as a direct ... and law enforcement officials are struggling to keep apace with its distribution. Officers rely ...
(Date:7/28/2015)... ... July 28, 2015 , ... BiologicsMD, ... combination products for the treatment of bone disorders and conditions of hair loss, ... entitled "Fusion Proteins of Collagen Binding-Domain and Parathyroid Hormone". The issued patent claims ...
(Date:7/28/2015)... MA (PRWEB) , ... July 28, 2015 , ... Women ... cancer. One reason is that cancer, heart attack, and stroke are treatable, but there ... thing individuals can do is to take part in a clinical trial, reports the ...
(Date:7/28/2015)... ... July 28, 2015 , ... ... Breakdown of Mets' David Wright's Spinal Stenosis Injury" discussed baseball player David Wright’s ... stenosis is acquired lumbar stenosis, brought on by degenerative changes in the spine, ...
(Date:7/28/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... July 28, 2015 , ... There has ... most people think of highways, bridges and railroads, often overlooked is the over ... our homes and buildings and into sewage treatment facilities. According to the American ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Heroin Overdose Deaths Increase by 270 Percent, Orlando Takes the Lead 2Health News:Heroin Overdose Deaths Increase by 270 Percent, Orlando Takes the Lead 3Health News:BiologicsMD, Inc. Announces Additional US Patent Issuance Covering Company’s Pipeline of Targeted Therapies 2Health News:Fight Alzheimer's By Taking Part in a Clinical Trial, From the July 2015 Harvard Women's Health Watch 2Health News:Fight Alzheimer's By Taking Part in a Clinical Trial, From the July 2015 Harvard Women's Health Watch 3Health News:Spine Surgeon Weighs in on Uncertain Future Baseball Career Future for David Wright 2Health News:Spine Surgeon Weighs in on Uncertain Future Baseball Career Future for David Wright 3Health News:With an Infrastructure Spending Bill on the Horizon, RestorationEze Discusses the Impact an Aging Sewer System is Having on Homeowners 2Health News:With an Infrastructure Spending Bill on the Horizon, RestorationEze Discusses the Impact an Aging Sewer System is Having on Homeowners 3
... of the National Cancer Institute,s cancer registry has found ... experience delayed or incomplete radiation treatment following breast-conserving surgery, ... outcomes. , Dr. Heather Taffet Gold of Weill Cornell ... representative sample of nearly 8,000 breast cancer registry patients ...
... FAIRFAX, Va., Dec. 1 The Food Allergy & ... as its new CEO, replacing Founder Anne Munoz-Furlong, who ... Dr. Bradsher brings to FAAN extensive knowledge of anaphylaxis, ... six years, as Senior Director of Marketing, she led ...
... , WASHINGTON, Dec. 1 The American Red ... raising $30 million in 30 days. This holiday season push will put ... Campaign for Disaster Relief. Already, the campaign has raised nearly $70 million ... its target before the year ends. , , ...
... 1 Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan,provided ... membership information,today to Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox ... individual health insurance market. The,information confirms growth ... losses suffered by BCBSM, the state,s last-resort,insurance carrier, ...
... While mechanism is unclear, findings may help improve treatment ... News) -- Children with lower IQ have an increased ... other psychiatric problems as adults, a new study that ... IQ was also associated with more persistent depression and ...
... pre-eminent entity overseeing the certification of physician specialists in the United ... chief operating officer. Her tenure begins today. , ... ... Jung has more than 20 years of experience working in various ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Delays in radiation therapy lead to increased breast cancer recurrence 2Health News:FAAN Names New CEO 2Health News:Red Cross Asks America to Help Raise $30 Million in 30 Days 2Health News:Red Cross Asks America to Help Raise $30 Million in 30 Days 3Health News:Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Answers Attorney General 2Health News:Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Answers Attorney General 3Health News:Low Childhood IQ Tied to Risk of Later Mental Disorders 2Health News: ABMS Appoints Margaret Jung As New COO 2
(Date:7/28/2015)... Mike Rowe , spokesperson and reality television personality, will ... 2015 ThoughtSpot conference and tradeshow, which runs from ... Nev. Best known for his ... Channel,s, "Dirty Jobs," Mr. Rowe spent a decade traveling across ... whose hard work, sacrifice and value aren,t always recognized. Prior ...
(Date:7/28/2015)... 2015 Baebies, Inc. today announced the completion ... The oversubscribed round of financing included key investors Rex ... Cunning Capital, Triad, LLC, the Duke Angel Network and ... of Advanced Liquid Logic,s (ALL) former investors including Charleston ... "Rex is pleased to support this promising ...
(Date:7/28/2015)... 28, 2015  Zipnosis, the first virtual care solution to ... launch their own branded virtual care service line, announced an ... CareNow is currently in use. ... As health ... recognize the value of providing their own branded online care ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Mike Rowe to Address Community Pharmacists at ThoughtSpot 2015 2Baebies, Inc. Raises $13 Million in Oversubscribed Round of Financing 2Zipnosis Announces Group Health to use Virtual Care Service Line 2Zipnosis Announces Group Health to use Virtual Care Service Line 3
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
Medicine Products: