Village at Proprietors Green continues to offer timely Consumer Health Education programming on a range of topics. Dr. Kristen Helm, with a specialty in endocrinology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital Harbor Medical Associates and South Shore Hospital, recently gave an informative presentation on the various types of diabetes, current pharmaceutical treatment options, and the treatment of other vascular risk factors.
Diabetes is defined as a group of diseases, affecting the body’s ability to produce or use insulin. Rates of the disease are particularly high among adults 65 and older, with 25 percent of that population living with diabetes. Additionally, it’s estimated that more than 84 million individuals 18 years old and older have pre-diabetes.