Diabetes Wellness Day! Saturday March 18, 2017

Mark your calendars and register today for this free community event!

The Robeson County Diabetes Community Advisory Board is sponsoring a Diabetes Wellness Day on Saturday March 18, 2017 from 8:00am to 3:30pm at Robeson Community College (RCC) in the Fred G. Williams Jr. Student Center (Building 13) in Lumberton, NC.

For More information contact Whitney McFarland at 910-671-3442 or whitney.mcfarland@hth.co.robeson.nc.us


Relevant Videos & Links:

DiabetesNC.com | Facts

Diabetes is the 7th leading cause of death in North Carolina.”

People with diabetes diagnosed before the age of 20 years have a life expectancy that is 15-27 years shorter than people without diabetes.”

An estimated 750,000 (1 in 10) North Carolina adults have been diagnosed with diabetes.”

An additional 280,000 North Carolina residents may have diabetes and not know it.”

An estimated 2.5 million (1 in 3) North Carolinians may have prediabetes. Without lifestyle changes to improve their health, 15% – 30% of people with prediabetes will develop type 2 diabetes within five years.”

Type 2 diabetes accounts for over 90% of diagnosed diabetes cases in adults, and being overweight/obese is a key risk factor to its development.”

People with diabetes diagnosed before the age of 20 years have a life expectancy that is 15-27 years shorter than people without diabetes.”

Complications from diabetes can include amputations, chronic kidney disease, heart attack/stroke, vision loss, hearing loss, erectile dysfunction, low birth weight, sleep apnea and possibly Alzheimer’s disease. 60% of all non-traumatic lower-limb amputations among people aged 20 years or older occur in people with diagnosed diabetes.”

Three key components of diabetes treatment include optimal control of blood glucose, blood pressure and blood cholesterol.”

NC Diabetes Prevention & Control Fact Sheet, 2009


NC MedAssist | Free Pharmacy Program 

“The Free Pharmacy program provides free prescription medication to North Carolina residents who are low-income, uninsured and fall at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level.  This statewide program is the answer for those who do not have the means to obtain lifesaving prescription medication to treat common diseases, such as: heart disease, diabetes and asthma.”


NC MedAssist | Senior Care Program

“The Senior Care program is a pharmacy resource for adults 65 and over.  If Medicare Part D prescription benefits run out during the year, seniors can utilize the program to learn about other prescription medicine options. NC MedAssist provides free consultation services to seniors regardless of income levels.”


CDC: Interactive Atlas – Learn about Diabetes in NC and Robeson County!

Faith Leaders Toolkit: Diabetes Prevention and Management



American Diabetes Association | Awareness Programs