November is National Diabetes Awareness month. And right now it’s more important than ever to know about how diabetes can effect you and your loved ones.
Fast facts about diabetes
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But diabetes can be controlled!
There are variety of treatment options for people diagnosed with diabetes. Be sure to talk to your doctor about treatment options for yourself and loved ones.
Not sure where to start?
At the Health Gap we offer several classes and workshops that can help you get started!
Check out our Do Right! Health Steps page for more information on our free 5-week class and the current class is ongoing https://closingthehealthgap.org/what-we-do/wellness-series/healthy-steps/ .
Or if you’re interested in improving your family’s nutrition check out the Do Right! Nutrition Train the Trainer free 5-week class, the next class is scheduled for January https://closingthehealthgap.org/what-we-do/wellness-series/nutrition-train-the-trainer/ .
The Health Gap frequently holds other workshops and classes. The full calendar is listed here https://closingthehealthgap.org/calendar/ .
Types of diabetes
If you’re interested in nutrition but can’t find the time for a Health Gap class you can check out MedlinePlus from the National Library of Medicine. It features several healthy recipes that tell you exactly what nutritional content you can expect. Find all the recipes here https://medlineplus.gov/recipes/ .
We recommend the Chicken and Pepper Bake https://medlineplus.gov/recipes/chicken-pepper-bake/. It looks delicious and is easy to prepare!
Learn more about:
Diabetes Management from HealthGap here. https://closingthehealthgap.org/blog-post-2-with-video/
Diabetes Management from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases here. https://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/diabetes/overview/managing-diabetes/4-steps
How diabetes can cause COVID-19 complications from the American Diabetes Association here. https://www.diabetes.org/coronavirus-covid-19/how-coronavirus-impacts-people-with-diabetes
Diabetes Complications here. https://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/diabetes/overview/preventing-problems
Diabetes from the Center of Disease Control (CDC) here. https://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/index.html
Diabetes Medications here. https://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/diabetes/overview/insulin-medicines-treatments
Prevention of Type 2 Diabetes here. https://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/diabetes/overview/preventing-type-2-diabetes
Prevalence of diagnosed diabetes https://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/data/statistics-report/diagnosed-diabetes.html
Healthcare inequality in diabetes https://www.diabetes.org/healthequitynow
Types of diabetes https://www.diabetes.org/diabetes