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Diabetes - Spokane
Diabetes


Diabetes is a disease that inhibits the body's ability to metabolize sugar.  Without medical, dietary, and physical intervention, complications of the disease can lead to blindness,s nerve damage, heart disease, and hardening of the arteries. 
Statistics
  • Among adults in 2013, 9% had diabetes.  Diabetes prevalence increased as age increased.  (Spokane Counts 2015, page 10, Spokane Regional Health District)

  • About half of all Americans have either diabetes or pre-diabetes.  ("Half of U.S.has diabetes or risks it," National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, Los Angeles Times, September 9, 2015)
Local Organizations
Additional Resources

Diabetes
(509) 624-7478

Not So Sweet
Diabetic-friendly food store
302 S. Pines Rd
Spokane Valley, WA  99216
(509) 279-2605
9am - 7pm    Monday - Saturday
10am - 5pm  Sunday
http://notsosweetspokane.weebly.com
Mostly nonperishable, low-sugar and sugar-free items, as well as specialty juices and beverages, organic, low in salt, and gluten-free.