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Diabetes News – September 2021

September is Healthy Aging Month   Here are 10 Tips For Healthy Aging   1. Be realistic If you feel overwhelmed by some activities (yours and/or your family’s), learn to say NO! Eliminate an activity that is not absolutely necessary. You may be taking on more responsibility than you can or should handle. If you […]

Diabetes News – August 2021

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 2021

July is Healthy Vision Month Diabetic retinopathy is an eye condition that can cause vision loss and blindness in people who have diabetes. It affects blood vessels in the retina (the light-sensitive layer of tissue in the back of your eye). If you have diabetes, it’s important for you to get a comprehensive dilated eye exam at least once a year. Diabetic retinopathy may not have any symptoms at first — but finding it early can help you take […]

Diabetes News – June 2021

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 from the […]

Diabetes News – May 2021

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 […]

Diabetes News – April 2021

APRIL IS NATIONAL STRESS AWARENESS MONTH And who isn’t a little bit stressed right now? Diabetes management is a lifelong process. This can add stress to your daily life. Stress can be a major barrier to effective glucose control. Stress hormones in your body may directly affect glucose levels. If you’re experiencing stress or feeling […]

Diabetes News – March 2021

MARCH IS NATIONAL KIDNEY MONTH Diabetic kidney disease is a type of kidney disease caused by diabetes. Diabetes is the leading cause of kidney disease. About 1 out of 4 adults with diabetes has kidney disease. The main job of the kidneys is to filter wastes and extra water out of your blood to make […]

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 […]