American Diabetes Alert Day
March 27, 2018 is American Diabetes Alert Day. Over the last 20 years the number of adults diagnosed with diabetes has more than tripled and 7.2 million are still undiagnosed. 9 out of 10 people diagnosed– have type 2 diabetes.
The purpose of the Diabetes Alert Day is to encourage people to take the Type 2 DM risk assessment test. This is available at
. Take a few moments to answer a few questions to determine if you are at risk.
Diabetes is a chronic disease, and although there is no cure, it can be managed by making healthy food choices (eating more of a plant based) moving more every day, staying at a healthy weight, taking medications consistently when prescribed and by monitoring your blood glucose routinely.
The Diabetes Education and Wellness Program at Unity Point Health – Trinity Muscatine offers a team of expert educators who can help you better understand diabetes. The team will provide you with the tools needed to reduce the impact diabetes may have on your life. Individual counseling sessions and group classes are offered. Sessions may include: counting carbohydrates, healthy food choices, insulin therapy initiation and training and blood glucose meter training.
For more information you may contact Ellen Ryan with Unity Point Health – Trinity Muscatine at 563-262-4126.