Local Fitness Center Raises Awareness On Diabetes - 47 ABC - Delmarva's Choice

Local Fitness Center Raises Awareness On Diabetes

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EASTON, Md - A local fitness center is raising awareness on diabetes.

"We probably have 100 clients here who are type 1 or type 2 diabetic. Talbot county and surrounding counties have a higher count of of diabetes then the rest of the state of Maryland. So we came up with this idea to really focus on diabetes, help educate the community and luckily we were able to get a lot of community resources involved," says David Tuthill, owner of Hearthstone Health and Fitness.

Tuthill himself had type-2 diabetes since 1999 and was insulin-dependant. He has since lost one hundred and twenty pounds and does not require his insulin medication anymore. Tuthill says that it is important for his clients to be aware of the impact diabetes has on not only a person's health but the entire nation as a whole.

"Do whatever you can to adopt a healthy lifestyle. The cost of health care in this country is skyrocketing. Diabetes alone can bankrupt the system in years to come if the rates continue.  We have clients who are teenagers who are approaching 60% body fat. Their going to have critical illness problems when they become adults. And we have to do something as a country and this is my little step towards that."

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