Diabetes Awareness Month | Sturdy Memorial Hospital | Attleboro, MA

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 healthy 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.

How Do I Register for Diabetes Education?

To register, you will need to obtain a referral from your primary care physician. Your physician’s office should then call Sturdy’s diabetes office coordinator at 508-236-7497 or fax the referral to 508-236-7095. The diabetes office coordinator is then able to schedule your first appointment in the diabetes management program.

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