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Mayor Reed Urges Older Adults in Atlanta to Get Screened for Diabetes
Date:3/23/2010

ted their time to interact with the seniors at the event, assess their risk for diabetes, and encourage them to take the appropriate next steps to improve their health.

The Medicare Diabetes Screening Project in Atlanta is a community-based effort to reach and motivate seniors who have undiagnosed diabetes or pre-diabetes, and encourage them to see their doctors or other health care providers, and take advantage of the free diabetes screening benefits offered by Medicare.  To learn more, visit www.screenfordiabetes.org.

(1) Cowie, PhD, Catherine C. et al, "Full Accounting of Diabetes and Pre-Diabetes in the US Population in 1988-1994 and 2005-2006," Diabetes Care, 32: 287-294, 2009.  (http://care.diabetesjournals.org/content/32/2/287.abstract)

(2) Mathematica Policy Research analysis of CMS State/County Market Penetration Files,
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