Lexington Medical Center will host a FREE diabetes health fair on Tuesday, November 10, 2015 from Noon – 4:00 p.m. on the hospital campus in West Columbia.
Diabetes is an epidemic. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 29.1 million people have diabetes. That’s about one out of every 11 people. Additionally, 1 in 4 does not know they have diabetes.
The CDC also estimates that 86 million americans – more than 1 in 3 adults – have pre diabetes, and 90% of them don’t know it. Without weight loss and moderate physical activity, 15 to 30% of them will develop type 2 diabetes within five years.,
Learn more about diabetes from Lexington Medical Center’s diabetes educators, including how to use a glucometer and insulin pump, what your body mass index/body fat composition means to your health, the benefits of exercise and how to care for your feet.
The risk of death for adults with diabetes is 50% higher than for adults without diabetes. Medical costs for people with diabetes are twice as high as for people without the condition.
Risk factors for Type 2 diabetes include being overweight, having a family history and having diabetes while pregnant, which is also known as gestational diabetes. You can prevent or delay Type 2 diabetes by losing weight, eating healthy and being more active.
There will be refreshments, door prizes, healthy food tastings, exercise demonstrations and clinicians from Lexington Endocrinology.
The health fair will take place inside the Lexington Medical Park 1 Auditorium at 2728 Sunset Boulevard in West Columbia. For more information, call (803) 791-2869.
Infographics courtesy of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Lexington Medical Center is pleased to welcome Naveed Iqbal, MD to the hospital’s network of care. Dr. Iqbal has joined Lexington Endocrinology to provide comprehensive medical care that preserves the quality of life of patients with diabetes and other endocrine disorders.After earning his medical degree, Dr. Iqbal completed an internal medicine residency at University Health Center of Pittsburgh, Pa. He went on to complete fellowship training in endocrinology at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston and a nephrology fellowship at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. He most recently served as a staff nephrologist and endocrinologist in Hartsville.
A diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine, the American Board of Endocrinology and the American Board of Nephrology, Dr. Iqbal is also a member of the American Society of Nephrology, the American College of Physicians and the American Society of Clinical Endocrinologists, among others.
Lexington Endocrinology specializes in diagnosing and treating a wide range of endocrine issues including thyroid disorders and cancer, osteoporosis, pituitary disorders, adrenal disorders, and complete diabetes care, education and management including insulin pump therapy. The practice is pleased to offer an in-house laboratory and ultrasound services.
Dr. Iqbal is accepting new patients.
Lexington Endocrinology is located at 110 East Medical Lane, Suite 120 in West Columbia.