By Rick Banas of Gardant Management Solutions
When it comes to diabetes, you are not powerless.
That was the lesson that caught my attention as I read through a message from Dr. Griffin Rodgers that was posted on the National Institutes for Health (NIH) website on Nov. 1, the first day of National Diabetes Month 2016.
Dr. Rodgers is the Director of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.
While the disease is a lifelong burden for millions of Americans, “it does not have to be a lifelong barrier to better health,” Dr. Rodgers stressed.
In his message, he talked about the two main types of diabetes, both of which can lead to diseases of the heart, kidneys, nerves and eyes.
According to the NIH, diabetes is more common among older adults than individuals of younger ages.
The NIH offers the following advice for individuals with diabetes and those who care for them:
To read the full message from Dr. Rodgers, click here.
For more information from (NIH) on living with diabetes, click here.
For tips on how you can reduce your risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, click here.
Our Heritage Woods affordable assisted living community in Freeport, Illinois is hosting an informational presentation by Nicolette Drane, FHN Diabetic Educator, at 2 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 14. Comfort Keepers is co-sponsoring the program.
A Diabetes Awareness Clinic is being held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 17, at John Evans Supportive Living, an affordable assisted living community managed by Gardant in Pekin, Illinois.