November Is American Diabetes Month
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November Is American Diabetes Month

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American Diabetes Month at Montefiore: Diabetes and Our World

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, 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 30 million people. And another 84 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. 

What You Need to Know to Live Better with Diabetes

For Diabetes Awareness Month 2018, we turn our attention to delivering the resources and information you need to become a savvier partner in your own healthcare journey.

Diabetes affects people from many different cultures and backgrounds from around the world, and the Bronx and the Hudson Valley boast some of the most ethnic and cultural diversity in the area. For those who've been diagnosed with diabetes, it is undeniable that it affects nearly every decision they make daily—from meals, to clothing, to what activities one might consider for exercise. Culture can influence what one may view as a healthy meal.

Disease management is still compatible with one's culture -- you don't need to abandon cultural elements, just control the unhealthy choices. Minor changes can have a big impact in your world– such as a few recipe changes or portion control of your favorite cultural dishes will mean you don't miss out, but don't increase your risk of diabetes. And best of all, your favorite cultural activities, such as dancing, can your prevention options enjoyable, with just some small adjustments.

Montefiore is here to help. This year, Montefiore has organized 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.

Montefiore Is Here to Help You Stay Healthy Year-Round

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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