Diabetes Awareness Month
November is a significant time of the year as it marks National Diabetes Month. Communities all across the U.S. come together to raise awareness about diabetes, a health condition that affects approximately 37 million Americans, including both adults and youth. For this year’s National Diabetes Month, we want to focus on ways that you can take proactive measures to prevent health problems associated with diabetes.
Diabetes, often called high blood sugar or hyperglycemia, is a chronic disease when your blood glucose levels are consistently elevated. This condition can have severe implications for your health, leading to complications that can affect your body, such as the eyes, kidneys, nerves, and heart. Additionally, diabetes has been linked to an increased risk of certain types of cancer, emphasizing the importance of early detection and prevention.
The good news is that individuals can take several proactive steps to manage their diabetes risk and prevent associated health problems. Here are some key strategies: Manage your blood glucose, blood pressure, and cholesterol levels, take your medicines on time, reach or maintain a healthy weight, and manage your mental health.
If you’re living with diabetes or at risk of developing the condition, Neighbors Pharmacy is here to support you on your health journey. We offer a range of services, including insulin filling. Don’t hesitate to contact our knowledgeable and compassionate team of pharmacists to ensure you have the resources and guidance you need to take control of your health and prevent diabetes-related health problems.