This is exactly why the American Diabetes Association marks each November as American Diabetes Month—to bring extra attention to the disease and the tens of millions of people affected by it.
This November, the organization will showcase real-life stories of friends, families and neighbors managing the day-to-day triumphs and challenges of diabetes. The 2016 campaign, sponsored by Colgate Total®, National Oral Care Strategic Partner, invites all of us to use #ThisIsDiabetes to share personal stories and to start a dialogue about what it really means to live with diabetes.
You can also update your Facebook profile picture to help raise awareness—and don’t forget that you can always donate or sign up to become an advocate to help the American Diabetes Association continue their critical work.
To learn more and view #ThisIsDiabetes stories from around the country, check out diabetes.org/adm. Be sure to also follow the American Diabetes Association on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
Jefferson County Public Health has registered dietitians available for consultation on healthy eating and nutrition planning. Visit the website for information.