For anyone living with a diagnosis of diabetes, at least there is this: You are not alone.
Because diabetes has risen to become such a widespread health concern, there is intense focus on identifying the best practices for prevention and treatment. Pay attention to what the experts say, and your odds for sustained good health rise dramatically.
This is part of the message today, Nov. 14, at the first observance of Diabetes Awareness Day in Missouri. A program at the state capitol will note advances made in health care, including the role of trained peer educators who assist people who want to learn diabetes self-management -writes golifehacks.info
Lots of folks could benefit. Primaris, a health-care consulting firm that works with hospitals and physicians, reports more than 747,000 Missourians deal with diabetes daily. About 27 percent of those affected have not yet been diagnosed by a health-care provider.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention simplifies diabetes in explaining it affects how a body turns food into energy. There isn’t a cure yet, but the CDC says practicing healthy lifestyle habits, taking prescribed medicines, getting self-management education and keeping appointments with your health-care providers can greatly reduce diabetes’ impact on your life.