Diabetes Awareness Month
November marks Diabetes Awareness Month, a time to better educate and understand this life-changing disease affecting millions of Americans. In fact, more than 30 million people have been diagnosed with diabetes, and nearly 2 million more will be diagnosed this year. It's important now more than ever to understand the risks and complications associated with this disease.
There are a variety of factors to look out for when assessing your risk of developing diabetes starting with your weight and family history, in addition to age, ethnic background, and a sedentary lifestyle. While Type 1 diabetes usually starts in childhood, Type 2 diabetes can occur at any time. Maneuvering the challenges of a diabetes diagnosis can be overwhelming. The good news is there are many resources that can help. Whether you need guidance on how to change your diet or the best ways to manage your blood sugar, there's no need to face it alone. Gain control of your diagnosis and feel empowered with the choices you make. While a diagnosis of diabetes can be frightening, with the right team and proper management, you can live a normal life.
At Sturdy, we offer a wide-variety of services, including diabetes management, nutritional counseling, wellness programs, podiatry services, wound management, and support groups. If you're interested in learning more, please contact 508-236-7151 and visit our events page to find out when our next support group is being held.