Friday Five – Diabetes Awareness Month
Over thirty-seven million Americans are currently living with diabetes, while 1 in 5 who are unaware they have it. November is American Diabetes Month, a good time to learn about the disease. This week’s Friday Five looks at apps to help manage diabetes, resources for healthy recipes, ways to identify your personal risk, opportunities to learn more about the disease and even how AI can help.
AI shows promise in predicting type 2 diabetes but faces hurdles for clinical use
In a recent study published in the journal npj Digital Medicine, researchers performed a scoping review to analyze artificial intelligence (AI)-based models for type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) prediction.
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— News Medical (@NewsMedical) October 27, 2023
Diabetes Risk Test
Over 7 million people with diabetes are undiagnosed, and 1 in 3 American adults is at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. Are you or people you care among them? Learn your risk by taking the Type 2 Diabetes Risk Test and be sure to share it with others also.
Join the American Diabetes Association for eye-opening events throughout ADM! Gain insight into the lives of people living with diabetes when you learn about their health journeys and experiences with the ever-changing diabetes landscape.
👨🍳 Join us this #AmericanDiabetesMonth on November 9 at 7:00 p.m. ET as we teach you how to make a diabetes-friendly Sweet Potato Shepherd’s Pie. Also, get your questions answered by the chef & our registered dietitians during the livestream! Register at https://t.co/aF3b604rRq. pic.twitter.com/mfYOaQ9lZM
— amdiabetesassn (@AmDiabetesAssn) October 30, 2023
Diabetes Food Hub
One of the resources not to be missed on the ADA website is the Diabetes Food Hub. Not only does this resource offer plenty of delicious recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner and everything in between, you will also find all sorts of tips and tricks to stay on track and make good choices.
When it’s pumpkin season, you have to make the most of it, so start with breakfast! These pumpkin pie overnight oats are both full of flavor and packed with fiber and protein. https://t.co/NJ0LXwcUnn pic.twitter.com/4HGFd1IYG8
— amdiabetesassn (@AmDiabetesAssn) October 26, 2023
Best Apps for Managing Diabetes
Smartphone apps have become increasingly important tools for managing certain health conditions, including diabetes, by assisting with everything from diet and exercise to glucose monitoring and symptom management. Verywell Health (@Verywell) recommends these five cleverly designed apps are useful for anyone with diabetes, from people who are newly diagnosed to those who have been living with the disease their entire lives.