Celebrating World Diabetes Day

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[November 13, 2013]  SPRINGFIELD -- Springfield Clinic is joining monuments and well-known buildings around the world by recognizing World Diabetes Day 2013 in a very special way. Nov. 13-15, Springfield Clinic facilities -- the main campus, Wabash and SC 1st -- will be illuminated with blue lighting to commemorate World Diabetes Day.

Nov. 14, World Diabetes Day, is celebrated in more than 160 countries worldwide to bring awareness and provide education about diabetes. The blue lighting is symbolic to remind the community of the importance of diabetes prevention. For several years, buildings and monuments worldwide have been lighting up with the color blue for diabetes awareness, and this year Springfield Clinic will join the list.

Diabetes affects 25.8 million people of all ages in the U.S., comprising 8.3 percent of the population. Of those, more than 7.0 million are undiagnosed. In addition, 35 percent of adults over age 20 and 50 percent of adults 65 and older have pre-diabetes. Complications of diabetes include kidney failure, hypertension, adult blindness, heart disease, stroke and amputations, and diabetes is the seventh-leading cause of death.

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Springfield Clinic Endocrinology provides comprehensive diabetes education and support, physician services, the clinic's Diabetes Learning Center, and nutritional counseling. Springfield Clinic has a staff of six board-certified endocrinologists, three midlevel providers, diabetes educators and a dietitian serving the greater Springfield area.

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Springfield Clinic is a progressive, physician-led multi-specialty medical group, devoted to providing the highest quality health care to its patients. With nearly 400 physicians and midlevel providers, practicing in nearly 80 medical specialties and sub-specialties, Springfield Clinic serves a population of nearly 1 million patients throughout the central Illinois region. As one of the largest private, multi-specialty medical clinics in Illinois, Springfield Clinic currently employs over 2,000 clinical and administrative staff members who are committed to leadership in quality, service and technology. For more information, visit www.springfieldclinic.com.

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