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Diabetes News – February 2021

February is National American Heart Month Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. 28,291 Erie County adults had been diagnosed with high blood pressure. Locally, Heart Disease was the leading cause of death* To help prevent heart disease and increase awareness of its effects, Family Health […]

Diabetes News – January 2021

NATIONAL BLOOD DONOR MONTH January is the beginning of a new year and the perfect time to start the year celebrating National Blood Donor Month. Due to increased seasonal illnesses during the winter months and inclement weather conditions, donations of blood and platelets decline and demand increases. The American Red Ross and Blood Banks of America […]

Diabetes News – December 2020

December is National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month Almost everybody loves holiday parties, but drinking and driving can make that festive time deadly for drivers, passengers, and pedestrians. December’s National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month has a high fatality rate due to people driving under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or both. According […]

Diabetes News – November 2020

November is Diabetes Awareness Month Consider that while almost 30 million people in the U.S. have some form of diabetes, one in four don’t even realize they’re walking around with the disease. National Diabetes Month is an annual event each November to boost awareness about the risk factors, symptoms, and types of diabetes. If you’ve […]

Diabetes News – October 2020

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month Breast cancer doesn’t discriminate. ​Although breast cancer is more prevalent among American white women, African-American women tend to die from the disease more often. Overall, only one percent of American males are diagnosed with breast cancer, but African-American men just like women in their community, are more prone to […]

Diabetes News – September 2020

September is National Cholesterol Education Month Cholesterol is a waxy, fat-like substance found in your body and many foods. Your body needs cholesterol to function normally and makes all that you need. Too much cholesterol can build up in your arteries. After a while, these deposits narrow your arteries, putting you at risk for heart […]

Diabetes News – August 2020

August is National Immunization Awareness Month Immunizations are an important part of yearly checkups and not just for kids. Each year thousands of adults in the United States get sick from diseases that could be prevented by vaccines — some people are hospitalized, and some even die. People with diabetes (both type 1 and type […]

Diabetes News – July 2020

July is National Grilling/Picnic Month Picnics hearken back to mid-18th-century al fresco French dining. July is an excellent time for National Picnic Month and summer is the best time of the year for outdoor cooking. The fresh air stirs the appetite, and garden vegetables and fruits make outdoor eating easier. Remember to keep the meals simple […]

Diabetes News – June 2020

June is National Men’s Health Month Out of the 15 leading causes of death, men lead women in all of them except Alzheimer’s disease, which many men don’t live long enough to develop. On average, men die five years earlier than women. The Men’s Health Network (MHN) reports that men die at higher rates than women […]

Diabetes News – May 2020

May is Stroke Awareness Month A stroke happens when the blood supply to part of your brain is suddenly interrupted. Then brain tissue is damaged. Most strokes happen because a blood clot blocks a blood vessel in the brain or neck. A stroke can cause movement problems, pain, numbness and problems with thinking, remembering or […]