November is National Diabetes Month!
If you have diabetes—or care for someone living with this disease—you know that diabetes education and support are important to help with people diabetes stay healthy.
More than 29 million Americans have diabetes, and it is estimated that one in every four people with diabetes does not even know they have the disease. If left undiagnosed or untreated, diabetes can lead to serious health problems, including heart attack and stroke.
Newton Medical Center and the National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP) want you to know that diabetes education is needed throughout a person’s lifetime, not just at diagnosis. Having a network of support can also help a person with diabetes better cope with the day-to-day demands of living with diabetes.
Whether you are a person living with diabetes, a family member, caregiver, health care professional or a part of the community, you have an important role to play when it comes to diabetes education and support.
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