November is National Diabetes Month
DID YOU KNOW that diabetes is the eighth leading cause of death in the United States?
November is Diabetes Awareness month and we would like to share some helpful facts, tips and resources that you could benefit from and, hopefully, reduce your risk.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate 37.3 million adults and children in the United States have diabetes and an estimated 96 million adults have prediabetes.
Research shows that people at high risk for diabetes can lower their risk for type 2 diabetes by getting to and staying at a healthy weight, eating well, and being active.
Uncontrolled diabetes puts people at risk for serious complications including cardiovascular disease, blindness, kidney disease and dialysis, and nerve damage and amputation.
Learning how to self-manage this condition through diabetes self-management education is a cornerstone of treatment. Best practice guidelines to treat diabetes include but are not limited to insulin, oral medication, diet, physical activity, and daily self-management routines.
Not sure where to start?
Working with a healthcare team of professionals who can offer you the personalized care you need may help to improve your health and reduce risk. While it takes a team to manage diabetes, CHC wants you to know that you are the most important member in your diabetes care. We want to help you improve your family’s health by teaching you about diabetes, how to treat it and how to prevent it. CHC’s Health Education Team is here to help! Tap or click to make your appointment today.
You can download/print the helpful flyers below for tips on things you can do right now to get moving toward better health.
Diabetes management tips – PDF English
Consejos para el control de la diabetes – PDF Español