NATIONAL DIABETES MONTH
In November, National Diabetes Month focuses attention on the growing cost of diabetes on American’s health. From the physical, emotional, and social effects to the financial and damaging health consequences, diabetes impacts more than 30 million people in the United States. Also known as American Diabetes Month, the month focus on making healthy changes and reducing the risk of type 2 diabetes.
- Get a physical. Regular checkups let us know where we stand and what changes we need to make. Ask questions, too!
- When we make small changes, we are more likely to stick with them. So, add one or two small changes at a time, instead of huge sweeping changes.
- Keep track of your goals. We are more likely to be honest if we write down our daily intake than if we just guess.
- Get a buddy. It’s more fun when we make changes together than if we go it alone.
- Learn more from the American Diabetes Association.
HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalDiabetesMonth
Help prevent type 2 diabetes. Learn about the causes of type 1 diabetes and how to control it. Find out how new medications are making it easier to control blood sugar and insulin levels. Learn about a healthy diet, exercise, and how to control diabetes. Known your number and get involved. If you have questions about your diabetes, be sure to speak with your doctor. They are your best resource for staying in control. Use #NationalDiabetesMonth to post on social media.
NATIONAL DIABETES MONTH HISTORY
American Diabetes Association founded National Diabetes Month to spread information and resources concerning diabetes.
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