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Dr. Terry Rousseau, the onsite physician at Payson Care Center, recently presented a program on diabetes attended by more than 70 people. A similar program is planned for March 5 at PCC.

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The diabetes epidemic – making a change

The Payson Care Center recently sponsored a diabetes lecture presented by its onsite physician Dr. Terry Rousseau. More than 70 people showed up to learn how to manage or reverse diabetes. But that’s not all, even more people called to attend. Because of the overwhelming response a second lecture has been scheduled for 10 a.m., Monday, March 5 at Payson Care Center. Please Christy VanderMolen at (928) 951-2305 for reservations. Diabetes is a debilitating illness that affects more than 23 million people in the United States — especially older adults. But why are we experiencing this epidemic? It really boils down to the eating habits that our nation has adopted. The days of farming and growing our own fresh vegetables and fruits are gone, and the fast foods, boxed and prepared meals have become the norm for many. But are they really a convenience when they lead to diabetes, kidney failure, blindness, heart disease and amputations?

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