Diabetes is a leading cause of health problems, including heart disease, kidney failure, high blood pressure, stroke, blindness, and neuropathy. Family history is a significant factor - and that you can’t change - however, you can make lifestyle changes that may reduce your chances of developing diabetes.

By exercising and eating healthier you may delay the onset of diabetes or avoid it altogether. Each month we will focus on how diabetes can affect the body and offer information to help the public Defeat Diabetes. It affects all of us, in fact, 30 million Americans have diabetes, and many don't even know it.

Louisiana ranks either #1 or #2 in diabetics in the country. Our diet and lack of exercise contribute.

Let's Defeat Diabetes together!


Here's a look at diabetes, a disease that affects millions of people around the world.

The numbers are staggering. 30 million Americans have diabetes and another 84 million have prediabetes—a number that only gets more dire when you consider its associated healthcare price tag of $327 billion.

SHREVEPORT, La - The numbers are staggering. 30-million Americans have diabetes and another 84-million have prediabetes. Those numbers only get more dire when you consider its associated healthcare price tag of $327 billion.