November is National Diabetes Awareness Month!

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month!

Nov 12, 2014 03:25 PM EDT - Author: Adrienne

You may have heard by now, but just in case you haven't--November is National Diabetes Awareness Month!  This month is dedicated to not only raising awareness of diabetes but also sharing important information and resources for people living and thriving with diabetes!

 

We've put together some of the best resources out there for you to use and paruse.  

 

Having diabetes doesn't mean you can't cook your favorite meals!  The Center for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC) has a free recipe book you can either print or order straight from their website.  Click here to get your free recipe cards.

 

Check out these helpful videos, courtesty of the National Institutes of Health (NIH):

 

 

 

 

If you have diabetes, there are four simple steps to follow to help you manage diabetes and maintain good health.  Whether you're newly diagnosed or just learning about diabetes for the firs time, these steps will guide you to success:

 

  1. Learn about diabetes -- take some time to prepare questions for your doctor before your next visit, read articles from valid sources such as the American Diabetes Association, NIH, The Mayo Clinic, etc.
  2. Know your diabetes ABCs -- A stands for A1C, B stands for blood pressure, C stands for cholesterol.
  3. Learn how to live with diabetes -- this includes coping strategies, proper nutrition and exercise, everything you need to know and put into practice.
  4. Get routine care to stay healthy -- you should see your healthcare provider at least twice a year to be sure your diabetes is under control.
     

Read more about these steps by visiting the National Diabetes Education Program website.

 

 


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