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Diabetes Often Goes Undiagnosed

Nov 20, 2022 | Blog

It is estimated that 23 percent of all diabetics in the United States are undiagnosed. That population is at risk for a number of complications associated with diabetes.

Horizon Health Care encourages everyone to keep their regular wellness checkups and screenings. Doing so can identify those with diabetes or pre-diabetes and put them on the best path to treatment and wellness.

“Diabetes has such a lasting impact on families across South Dakota,” said Horizon’s Daniel J. Kvale, MS, PA-C. “But the real impact is when it goes unaddressed. Keeping your checkups can dramatically improve your health and quality of life.”

Besides diabetes, your Horizon primary care provider will explore other risk factors, medical history and any changes you and your family may be experiencing.

“Wellness is a word we use a lot,” adds Kvale. “What it really means is caring for the whole person and developing a plan for all ages and stages of life.”

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