November 2020 Newsletter
November brings beautiful fall colors to our landscape and a chilly breeze through our North Georgia mountains, but it also marks the beginning of a season of Thankfulness. We at Good Samaritan Health and Wellness Center would like to take a moment and say "thank you!" Thank you to all of our patients, volunteers, staff, and donors. Without all of you and your support Good Samaritan would not be able to provide our much-needed services to our community.
November is our opportunity to get the word out about diabetes. It provides the space to raise awareness about risk factors and actions to prevent diabetes and promote compassionate care to those 30 million Americans living with diabetes. The underlying cause of diabetes varies by type, but any type can lead to excess sugar in your blood. Too much sugar in your blood can lead to serious health problems. Prediabetes occurs when your blood sugar levels are higher than normal, but not high enough to be classified as diabetes. And prediabetes is often the precursor of diabetes unless appropriate measures are taken to prevent progression.

Some of the signs and symptoms of type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes are:
  • Increased thirst
  • Frequent urination
  • Extreme hunger
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Fatigue
  • Irritability
  • Blurred vision
  • Slow-healing sores
  • Frequent infections

If you notice any of these symptoms or have concerns about your blood sugar levels, please contact your primary care physician. If you have been diagnosed with diabetes, it is important that you closely monitor your blood sugar levels and continue to follow up with your doctor until your blood sugar levels stabilize.
The holiday season is just around the corner, and we invite you to kick it off with us on Giving Tuesday! Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving back. On December 1, 2020, you’ll have the chance to join people around the world and support a cause close to your heart.

This Giving Tuesday, help us give the gift of healthcare to our community. Your tax deductible gift will give healthcare needs such as laboratory testing, referrals to specialty providers, and other vital care components that enable us to achieve our mission of providing quality, compassionate, and complete healthcare for all in an atmosphere of dignity and respect.

Mark your calendars, spread the word, and give!
On Fridays we wore PINK!
October was Breast Cancer Awareness Month. To show our support for all of those that have suffered with Breast Cancer, the staff and volunteers at Good Samaritan wore pink every Friday! We love our community and love showing our support for the brave survivors and fighters of breast cancer!
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Upcoming Events

December 1, 2020 - Giving Tuesday
Every Thursday 12:00PM & 5:30PM - Addiction Support Group Meetings