National Diabetes Month (November, 2023)
According to the National Institute of Health (NIH):
- The most common types of diabetes are type 1, type 2, and gestational diabetes.
- Diabetes is a disease that occurs when your blood glucose, also called blood sugar, is too high.
- Over time, having too much glucose in your blood can cause other health problems such as heart disease, nerve damage, eye problems, and kidney disease.
- Nutrition and physical activity are important parts of a healthy lifestyle when you have diabetes. Along with other benefits, following a healthy meal plan and being active can help you keep your blood glucose level, also called blood sugar, in your target range.
November is American Diabetes Month, join the National Institute of Health (NIH) with this year’s 2023 Campaign: Take Charge of Tomorrow! Take your health into your own hands through awareness, detection, management, and learning to thrive despite your diabetes.
According to the NIH, “Diabetes is a disease that occurs when your blood glucose, also called blood sugar, is too high. It affects about 37 million Americans, including adults and youth. Diabetes can damage the eyes, kidneys, nerves, and heart, and it is linked to some types of cancer.”
Take action to prevent diabetes health problems. Now is the time to take charge. Your best days are still to come!