Montefiore proudly joins with the American Diabetes Association to recognize November as Diabetes Awareness Month. Montefiore invites you to raise awareness of this chronic disease in your area, and support prevention and better disease management with yourself, your friends and family, and others in your world.
One in 10 Americans have diabetes — that's more than 34 million people. And another 88 million adults in the United States are at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes. This disease is also a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the US.
The good news is that according to the World Health Organization people who are at high risk for type 2 diabetes can lower their risk by more than half if they opt for a healthy diet and lifestyle – up to 80% of those at risk. These changes include: eating healthy, getting more physical activity, and losing weight.
You can use our calendar to find an event or educational opportunity to suit your needs.
For Diabetes Awareness Month 2020, we turn our attention to delivering the resources and information you need to become a savvier partner in your own healthcare journey.
For those who've been diagnosed with diabetes, it is undeniable that it affects nearly every decision they make daily—from meals, clothing and finances to physical activities, and emotional and mental health. This chronic disease affects people in many different ways, making their everyday challenges unique. Montefiore is there to help them learn to cope with these challenges, finding ways to support the search for better days through disease prevention and management. Minor changes can have a big impact on those daily challenges– such as a few recipe changes or portion control of your favorite dishes will mean you don't miss out, but also that you don't increase your risk of diabetes or throw off your disease management rhythm.
How can you find out more about these ways to better days? Montefiore annually organizes more than 40 different events, talks, or demonstrations. Join one of our events this month to learn about preventing diabetes or managing diabetes, while having fun. Follow us online for healthy tips and culturally Informed recipes that are healthier options.Follow us on Facebook and Instagram, where our adult and pediatric endocrinology experts will also offer information, resources and outreach to help patients and members of the community tackle common diabetes-related issues.
Finally, please check out our Diabetes Month calendar to find healthy eating demonstrations, interactive diabetes prevention workshops, educational talks and fun activities for kids and adults. All events are free, and most are open to the public.
We hope you find all of the resources provided this month useful. As one of the leading providers of diabetes management and prevention, Montefiore is passionate about teaching members of our community how to prevent and better manage this chronic condition.
Our advice begins simply: Use the guidance we share during American Diabetes Month to make healthier living a habit that extends far beyond November. Invest in yourself to make lasting changes that can prevent the onset of diabetes and help people already living with the condition stay as healthy as possible.
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