American Diabetes Month
Diabetes is one of the leading causes of disability and death in the United States. One in 10 Americans have diabetes — that’s more than 30 million people. And another 84 million adults in the United States are at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
To raise awareness about diabetes and healthy living, The Good Samaritan Clinic is participating in American Diabetes Month. South Carolina ranks 7th highest in the nation in the percent of adult population with diabetes. Uncontrolled diabetes can lead to many
complications including blindness, kidney failure, heart attacks, strokes and amputations. A large part of what GSC tries to do is help patients prevent and manage chronic diseases like diabetes, and our staff check each new patient for abnormal glucose levels upon their first visit.
Depending on your age, weight, and other factors, you may be at higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The good news is that making healthy changes can greatly lower your risk. To help prevent type 2 diabetes:
- Watch your weight
- Eat healthy
- Get more physical activity
For more information, visit one of our clinic locations to help assess your health or manage your condition!
Faith WorksWe believe that healthy people make our families and communities grow ever stronger. Our free services help the underinsured, and uninsured, stay healthy and working.
Faith HealsWe provide both medical and spiritual support. The Good Samaritan Clinics are a safe place to receive free general medical care, health education, prevention advice, and spiritual guidance.
Faith HelpsVolunteers and donors are the heart and soul of our clinics. Through their generosity, we are able to provide medical and dental services in our community free of charge.
Faith ProvidesWe help because, without it, many in our community would be left to suffer and risk their lives out of fear. That’s why, in the spirit of the Good Samaritan, our Clinics provide free medical care to those in need.
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