Diabetes – one of the biggest public health concerns of our time. The Centers for Disease Control reports that approximately 30 million Americans have diabetes, and another 84 million have pre-diabetes which will most likely lead to “type 2” diabetes if left untreated. These statistics are alarming to say the least
Living with diabetes of any type is no easy task. Following strict dietary guidelines provided by your physician, along with monitoring blood sugar levels and controlling insulin levels can be a daunting task at best. And, if you are a child or teen struggling with this disease, that adds in an entire other level of acceptance and self-consciousness.
Support is key. No matter the age, it’s important that you are surrounded by a group of folks who love you and understand that it’s vital to your health that you follow the guidelines to live a long productive life.
Taking care of yourself and your diabetes can help you feel good today and in the future. When your blood sugar is close to normal, you are likely to:
- have more energy
- be less tired and thirsty
- need to pass urine less often
- heal better
- have fewer skin or bladder infection
4 things you can do to help keep your blood sugar at health levels.
- limit stress
- eat healthy
- be active
- get plenty of rest.
If you or someone you love is living with diabetes, know that you have a support group here at Burlington Health Care. Our staff is knowledgeable in diabetes and what it requires to make life a little easier for those living with it. Give us a call today. We are your diabetic supplies partner.