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Did You Know? is a weekly feature from the Office for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support to inform your prevention activities. We invite you to read, share, and take action!

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October 28, 2016

  • People are living longer and better with diabetes, but that means they can have diabetes-related health complications longer, too.
  • Controlling blood sugar levels can help prevent or delay complications, and early detection and treatment of complications can keep them from getting worse.
  • Healthcare and public health professionals can support patients by sharing this collection of articles created for people at risk for or living with diabetes.

September 30, 2016

September 23, 2016

September 16, 2016

  • About 70% of US adults aged 65 or older have high blood pressure, but only about half have it under control.
  • Despite having Medicare Part D prescription drug insurance, at least 25% of adults aged 65 or older are not taking their blood pressure medications as directed—according to the latest Vital Signs report.
  • Health departments can use and share important tools and protocols to advance blood pressure medication adherence.

February 20, 2015

  • Every year, one in three people aged 65 or older experiences a fall, which is the leading cause of both fatal and nonfatal injuries among older adults.
  • Falls among older adults cost the US $30 billion a year in direct medical expenses.
  • A new study finds that community-based fall prevention programs are feasible and effective and save money.

September 28, 2012

September 14, 2012

  • Older adults are at greater risk for illness and death [PDF-354KB] during an emergency.
  • During National Preparedness Month, states and communities can review their emergency preparedness plans to ensure they meet the needs of vulnerable older adults.
  • New CDC resources are available that can assist states and communities in planning for the needs of the elderly.

July 8, 2011

March 18, 2011

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