SOURCE: EmpowHER

EmpowHER

November 02, 2011 07:00 ET

EmpowHER Encourages Women to Learn More About Diabetes

Leading Women's Social Health Company Launches Digital Resource Dedicated to Prevention, Education and Treatment of Diabetes

SCOTTSDALE, AZ--(Marketwire - Nov 2, 2011) - With America's focus on the rapidly spreading obesity epidemic, a new light is being cast upon Diabetes prevention, management and control. Education and awareness are some of the best tools in prevention; and in an effort to inform the public about this debilitating condition, EmpowHER, an award-winning social health company for women, has launched a free Diabetes Resource Center for women of all ages to gain an understanding and knowledge of the symptoms, preventative care and treatments of diabetes.

According to Centers for Disease Control, diabetes currently affects 25.8 million people in the United States, or 8.3% of the population. Within that total, 7 million people remain undiagnosed by healthcare professionals. People of all ages can be affected by diabetes, but the largest number of people are between the ages of 45-64. Diabetes is said to be a leading cause of heart disease and stroke, and today is the seventh leading cause of death in America. As the number of new cases of diabetes continues to rise each year, it is becoming increasingly evident that more needs to be done to educate communities nationwide.

EmpowHER's Diabetes Resource Center aims to do just that by offering women a robust yet easy-to-understand resource to find all the information they need to prevent and fight this disease at any age. Additionally, women can connect and share their experiences with other women affected by diabetes, as well as learn how to live healthy, active lifestyles even with the disease.

Content on EmpowHER's Diabetes Resource Center includes:

Dining Out Tips for Diabetics
New Hope for Diabetic Retinopathy Patients
Diabetes Community and Groups

"Knowledge is the best prevention," says EmpowHER Founder, Chairperson and CEO Michelle King Robson. "By understanding the seriousness of this condition, we can hope to better prevent and control this disease. With EmpowHER's new resource center, I am hopeful that more women will be armed with the knowledge and support they need to keep themselves and their loved ones healthy."

About EmpowHER
EmpowHER Media is an award-winning, HON-certified, social health company for women. The Company's flagship and Top 5 women's health and wellness site and community -- EmpowHER.com -- is the home for female health consumers. We call them Chief Health and Wellness Officers of the home. EmpowHER.com provides visitors access to one of the largest women's health and wellness content libraries on the Web, as well as one of the most active online communities of women discussing their health and wellness issues. Health care professionals, health and wellness marketers, and agency professionals rely on EmpowHER Media for reaching the most influential health and wellness buyer on the Internet -- women. Millions of women visit EmpowHER.com every year, making it one of the largest and fastest-growing resources dedicated exclusively to women's health and wellness.

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