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 ways to prevent diabetes, resources for healthy recipes, ways to identify your personal risk and opportunities to learn more about the disease.
National Diabetes Heart Connection Day – November 9th
Did you know People with type 2 diabetes have more than two times the risk for developing heart disease? November 9th is National Diabetes Heart Connection Day, a day to help raise awareness of the increasing co-occurrence of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease, its complications, and the need for greater prevention efforts and treatment solutions.
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.
On 11/10 at 4:30 PM ET, we will be hosting Dialogue with ADA- What you Need to Know: Diabetes and Kidney Disease with @DaVita and Tiffani Martin, an ADA #FocusOnDiabetes Champion. What questions do you have for our experts and special guest?! #ADM2022 #DiabetesHitsDifferent pic.twitter.com/OOdILxKCtE
— amdiabetesassn (@AmDiabetesAssn) November 2, 2022
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.
Everyone loves a good pumpkin recipe during the fall, but have you ever tried pumpkin pie popcorn? Enjoy this 1-cup serving-size snack while watching a spooky movie or place in baggies to hand out to trick-or-treaters! Learn the recipe: https://t.co/E4SjqusWPv. pic.twitter.com/ZLGZujtJG2
— amdiabetesassn (@AmDiabetesAssn) October 20, 2022
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.