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CONNECTING THE DOTS
(2007-10-22)
(wgvu) - AN ESTIMATED 21 MILLION OLDER ADULTS HAVE DIABETES----AND FULLY TWO THIRDS OF THEM DON'T KNOW IT. A NATIONAL PROGRAM WORKING WITH LOCAL SENIOR ORGANIZATIONS FOCUSES ON THE CONNECTION BETWEEN DIABETES AND OTHER CHRONIC DISEASES, INCLUDING HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE.
"CONNECT THE DOTS" WORKS TO SENSITIZE SENIORS TO THE FACT THAT HYPERTENSION, BETTER KNOWN AS "HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE," CAN ALSO BE AN INDICATOR OF DIABETES.
NANCY WHITELAW IS DIRECTOR OF THE NATIONAL CENTER FOR HEALTHY AGING, OPERATING THE PROGRAM IN CONCERT WITH ORGANIZATIONS LIKE THE AREA AGENCIES ON AGING AND SENIOR NEIGHBORS.
SHE NOTES THERE'S OFTEN A LINK BETWEEN ONE DISEASE AND ANOTHER---AND EARLY DETECTION IS KEY TO SUCCESSFUL TREATMENT AND MANAGEMENT.
SOMETIMES CALLED "THE SILENT KILLER," HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE HAS NO SYMPTOMS, AND CAN ONLY BE DETECTED BY TEST. YOU CAN FIND MORE INFORMATION ON THE "CONNECT THE DOTS" PROJECT, AND ON SENIOR HEALTH ONLINE AT WWW.NCOA.ORG, OR BY CALLING YOUR LOCAL SENIOR ORGANIZATION.
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