Wednesday, November 2, 2016

National Diabetes Month Program

Having diabetes can increase your risk for heart disease, kidney disease, blindness, loss of limbs and other unwanted complications. The good news is that individuals with diabetes are living longer and healthier lives.

One key to reducing complications is keeping blood glucose, blood pressure, and cholesterol levels in target range. Poorly managed diabetes is the leading cause of diabetes complications. Another key is early detection and proper care as soon as a complication is discovered.

Education is important to learn about ways to reduce complications. It is important to complete screenings are needed to monitor for complications. Join Karen Droesch RD,LD,CDE Diabetes Educator at Wayne HealthCare for the presentation “Reducing Complications” during National Diabetes Month. The program will be held on November 8, 2016 at 6pm, in the Administrative Board Room at Wayne HealthCare. The program is FREE to attend.

Managing diabetes may not be easy, but it is worth it to reduce the risk of complications. It is important to take medications if needed, along with keeping blood glucose, blood pressure and cholesterol within target ranges. A lifestyle of eating healthy and being active can also reduce your risk of complications. These steps can go a long way to help you manage your diabetes.

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