Take “Diabetes Awareness” to the Next Level

November is National Diabetes awareness month. If you have diabetes, now is a great time to focus on taking care of yourself. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 30 million American have diabetes; 1 out of 4 people with diabetes don’t even know they have it! Taking care of your diabetes, or “diabetes self-management,” can be a lot of work, and many people who have diabetes feel overwhelmed. It doesn’t help that you might be getting conflicting advice from friends, family, or the internet. Yes, it can be confusing, but don’t give up. While it’s true that there is no cure, you can still manage your diabetes and live a healthy life. You just need the tools and the knowledge. Here are some simple – but important – steps that you can take, starting now, to feel better, gain control, and lead a healthy life with diabetes! Learn about your condition With so much information (and misinformation) about diabetes out there, it’s easy to become confused. You might not even know what type of diabetes you have! Start by talking to your doctor or other health care provider. Questions you might ask include: What … Continue reading Take “Diabetes Awareness” to the Next Level