You At Your Best

November 2019 • Diabetes

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November is National Diabetes Awareness month. The disease is growing at an epidemic rate; in the last 20 years, the number of American adults diagnosed with diabetes has more than tripled as the population ages and becomes more overweight. Although there isn't a cure yet, self-management education and healthy lifestyle habits can greatly reduce the risk of diabetes and its impact on your life. In this issue of You at Your Best, we look at ways to manage and prevent this deadly and costly disease. 10 A life-changing diagnosis Navigating life with Type 1 diabetes 7 Feet first! Diabetes foot care guidelines 8 Destined for diabetes? Lifestyle changes can lower your risk 3 endocrinologist, Nurse Practitioner join Northwest Health Screenings critical to diabetes prevention 4 education is key to managing diabetes Diabetes facts 6 Diabetes diagnosis connected to hearing loss What you should know about food portions 7 Physician profile 8 Net effect: The scoop on net carbs 11 Upcoming events for seniors and families 12 A family-centered approach to memory care Diabetes in the Natural State Local resources 13 Diabetes education November 2019 | THe DiAbeTeS iSSUe 2 | YOU AT YOUR BEST | nwAdg.cOm/YOUATYOURBEST nOvEmBER - ThE diABETES iSSUE | SATURdAY, OcTOBER 26, 2019

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