News & Updates November 2020
November is Diabetes Awareness Month

Fast Facts:

  • More than 34 million people in the US have diabetes, and 1 in 5 of them don't know they have it
  • More than 88 million US adults - over 1/3 - have prediabetes, and more than 84% of then don't know they have it
  • Type 2 diabetes accounts for approximately 90% to 95% of all diagnosed cases of diabetes; type 1 diabetes accounts for approx. 5-10%
  • In the last 20 years, the number of adults diagnosed with diabetes has more than doubled as the American population has aged & become more overweight or obese

  • Medical costs and lost work and wages for people with diagnosed diabetes total $327 billion yearly
  • Medical costs for people with diabetes are twice as high as for people who don't have diabetes


  1. Florida has more toll roads & bridges than any other state in the union
  2. Pierson in NE Florida is known as The Fern Capital of the World
  3. The highest point in Florida is only 345' above sea level & is called Britton Hill
  4. Florida has more gold courses than any other state and is home to the World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum in St. Augustine
  5. The Florida Everglades are the only place on the planet where crocs and alligators live together
  6. Florida’s largest river, the St. Johns River, is one of only a few major rivers that flow from south to north.
  7. Florida is the largest producer of watermelons in the country. It also produces the most tomatoes, strawberries and sugar
  8. Made mostly of Florida pine, The Belleview Biltmore Resort and Spa, northwest of Tampa Bay is said to be the world’s largest occupied wooden structure at 820,000 square feet.
Thanksgiving History

Thanksgiving Day is a national holiday in the United States, and Thanksgiving 2020 occurs on Thursday, November 26. In 1621, the Plymouth colonists and Wampanoag Indians shared an autumn harvest feast that is acknowledged today as one of the first Thanksgiving celebrations in the colonies. For more than two centuries, days of thanksgiving were celebrated by individual colonies and states. It wasn't until 1863, in the midst of the Civil War, that President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a national Thanksgiving Day to be held each November.


Harriette Thompson

Not only does Harriette Thompson hold the record for the oldest woman to complete a marathon at the age of 92, but 2 years later she broke a new record by becoming the oldest woman to complete a half-marathon!

  • A human foot & ankle is a strong, mechanical structure that contain 26 bones, 33 joints, and more than 100 muscles, tendons & ligaments
  • About 5% of the US population has corns, calluses or has a fungal foot infections each year