Island Doctors launches diabetes awareness campaign to manage and prevent the condition throughout NE Florida

Island Doctors launches diabetes awareness campaign to manage and prevent the condition throughout NE Florida

Island Doctors today announced the launch of an aggressive diabetes awareness campaign to help prevent and better manage diabetes in Jacksonville, St. Augustine, Palatka, Palm Coast and Daytona Beach, FL. The Island Doctors community relations teams will set up complimentary health screenings (glucose, hypertension, & BMI), offer educational information, and a physician lecture series on prevention and treatment.

Diabetes affects approximately 26 million lives in the US, with nearly half of them being senior citizens.  The reality of America’s obesity and diabetes epidemics and their resulting effects on national health care costs are well-established.  Unfortunately, diagnosis often comes 7 to 10 years after the onset of the disease, after disabling and even deadly complications have had time to develop.