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Central Florida Health News|November 2020
Bond’s Diabetes Clinic Goes Beyond Treatment to Education
TERESA SCHIFFER

ACCORDING TO THE CDC, the incidence of new diabetes cases is going down — except among young people. The incidence of new cases among individuals under age 20 is actually going up. Data analyzed through 2018 shows that just over 10 percent of the United States’ population is living with diabetes, and that most adults who have prediabetes are unaware of their condition.

Diabetes is not an entirely preventable disease, but there are steps that can be taken to greatly reduce a person’s risk of developing the condition, especially when it comes to type 2.

“Diabetes is a condition that is 95 percent managed by the patient. So the more they know, the better they do,” says Bobbie Skukowski, an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse and certified diabetes educator.

Skukowski is the Program Coordinator at the Bond Diabetes Clinic in Winter Haven. She works closely with the doctors and endocrinologists who treat diabetes patients, so she has some insight on how effective education can be for these individuals. The National Institutes of Health agree that Diabetes Self-Management Education is a key component to leading a healthier lifestyle for patients struggling to control their diabetes or prediabetes.

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