ADA_STOP_LockUp_4CDiabetes. We’ve all heard of it, we know there are different types, but what exactly is diabetes and why is it important for people to know?

That’s what CEAP’s Community Health focus is all about this November. November is a perfect time to present the topic to the CEAP community as it is Diabetes Awareness Month. Over 30 million adults and children in the U.S. have diabetes and 86 million have prediabetes, meaning they are likely to get the disease if they don’t do something to change their current health habits.

This is an important topic as it affects individuals and families who use CEAP as a resource. I get lots of questions about diabetes and individuals looking for diabetic recipes and resources, it’s a good time to talk about the topic.

Most of the resources I use this month for the topic come from the American Diabetes Association website with a plethora of excellent information on all topics relating to diabetes. I’ve created a newsletter with specific articles highlighted from the site you can read in our Health Focus, along with tasty diabetic-friendly recipes in our Recipe Box.

My hope is you’ll learn something new about diabetes and even share this information with a friend or loved one who has diabetes. By educating yourself and making small changes, it is possible to live a healthier lifestyle and manage diabetes.

 

Alexa Artmann, Program Coordinator at CEAP