November is National Diabetes Month
This year’s focus is on the link between diabetes and cardiovascular disease
Take Control of Your Health
Adults with diabetes are nearly twice as likely to die from heart disease or stroke as people without diabetes. This is because over time, high blood glucose from diabetes can damage your blood vessels and the nerves that control your heart.
Tips to Help Lower Your Chances of Having Heart Disease or a Stroke
Stop Smoking or Using Other Tobacco Products
Manage Your A1C, Blood Pressure, and Cholesterol Levels
Be More Physically Active
Maintain Healthy Lifestyle Habits
Take Medicines as Prescribed by Your Doctor
Take The Risk Test (ADA Test)
Why Focus on Diabetes?
Diabetes is one of the leading causes of disability and death in the United States. It can cause blindness, nerve damage, kidney disease, and other health problems if it’s not controlled.
One in 10 Americans have diabetes — that’s more than 30 million people. And another 84 million adults in the United States are at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
The good news? People who are at high risk for type 2 diabetes can lower their risk if they make healthy changes. Examples of healthy changes include eating healthy, getting more physical activity, and losing weight.
How Can You
Make a Difference?
Get Check Ups
Talk to people about getting regular checkups. They can get their blood pressure and cholesterol checked, and ask the doctor about their diabetes risk. Make sure you do this for yourself as well!
Speak about the importance of healthy eating and physical activity. Encourage people to make small changes, like taking the stairs instead of the elevator.
Become a Volunteer
Find what works best for you, whether it’s supporting an event, working at a local office, taking part in a school or community campaign, or becoming a virtual volunteer.
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