An estimated 20.8 million people in the United States, 7.0 percent of the population, have diabetes, a serious, lifelong condition. Diabetes is widely recognized as one of the leading causes of death and disability in the United States.
Healthcare of the future will focus on achieving a degree of WELLNESS prior to the development of disease and/or symptoms. The practice of waiting until there is a problem has proven to be an ineffective approach to obtaining health. Healthcare costs are at a record high of $1.7 trillion with no signs of decreasing. The average cost of annual health care spending is over $5,000 per person and with dependents almost $10,000.
Diabetes is associated with long-term complications that affect almost every part of the body. The disease often leads to blindness, heart and blood vessel disease, stroke, kidney failure, amputations, and nerve damage.
The good news is that most injuries and illnesses can be avoided. Experts indicate that preventable illness makes up 60% - 70% of the entire burden of illness in the U.S. Help your employees lead a healthier lifestyle. These posters offer tips and advice that are easy to implement and live with. The posters serve as a constant reminder to stay on track.