SOURCE: DiabetesAmerica

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November 14, 2013 11:00 ET

DiabetesAmerica Recognizes World Diabetes Day

HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwired - November 14, 2013) - Today, the team members and providers at DiabetesAmerica join the worldwide diabetes community to mark World Diabetes Day, a day designated to raise awareness of diabetes across the globe. According to the International Diabetes Federation, 371 million people worldwide are living with diabetes and the United States ranks third in the highest number of people living with diabetes by country. 

"Given the current world diabetes epidemic and the staggering increase in its projected prevalence, it is imperative to create awareness, prevent the disease and its complications. With the current therapeutic advances available for diabetes management many individuals may benefit from safe and effective treatments which can provide the best quality of life possible for people with diabetes worldwide," stated Rosemarie Lajara, MD, President of DCOA-Physician Associates, PA, and provider at the DiabetesAmerica Plano Health Center near Dallas. 

Nearly 26 million Americans are living with diabetes and nearly one-third of them are not aware they have it. In an effort to raise awareness of Diabetes, DiabetesAmerica is offering free diabetes screenings the entire month of November at all thirteen of their locations. 

Early detection and proper diabetes management is crucial to preventing complications including diabetic retinopathy, diabetic neuropathy, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes related kidney disease. To date, DiabetesAmerica is the largest diabetes-focused specialty practice in the United States with thirteen centers located in the major metropolitan areas of Texas. Since its inception in 2004, DiabetesAmerica has provided comprehensive diabetes care to tens of thousands of patients living with diabetes. 

About DiabetesAmerica

DiabetesAmerica is dedicated to helping diabetes patients understand their condition, manage it, and live a full life without becoming overwhelmed. Through their market leading clinical model emphasizing coordinated patient care, diagnostics, and education, DiabetesAmerica provides all-in-one comprehensive and personalized diabetes care to tens of thousands of patients across the Houston, Dallas/Forth Worth and San Antonio metropolitan areas. For more information on DiabetesAmerica, a complete list of center locations, or to schedule an appointment, please visit: www.DiabetesAmerica.com.

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