The Friday Five – American Diabetes Month
November is American Diabetes Month, a time to learn the latest about the disease, help spread awareness and research what you can do to help join the fight to find a cure. This week’s Friday Five looks at common questions and answers regarding diabetes, helpful tips for managing diabetes daily and during the holidays and a simple test to take to identify if you are at risk for the disease.
11 Diabetes-Friendly Snacks
Counting the number of carbohydrates in your snacks and choosing foods using the glycemic index are both great ways to make smart snacking decisions. The American Diabetes Association (ADA) recommends that a diabetes-friendly snack should contain 10-25 grams of carbohydrates. Healthline (@Healthline) offers few healthy snack ideas that are great on-the-go and can help make managing your blood glucose level simple.
Are You at Risk?
According to Kaiser Permanente (@kpthrive), because some of its symptoms may seem harmless, diabetes often goes undiagnosed. Early detection and treatment can lower your chances of developing diabetes-related complications. Read about symptoms and prediabetes and then enter some basic health information and My Health Advisor will calculate your risk for type 2 diabetes, heart disease and stroke.
— Amer. Diabetes Assn. (@AmDiabetesAssn) November 7, 2018
Five Tips for Managing Diabetes During the Holidays
The temptations holidays bring don’t have to be a stressor to those living with diabetes. Being mindful of what you put into your body and considering the following tips may help you navigate this sugar-filled time of the year! Patient First Medical Centers (@PatientFirst) offers five tips to manage diabetes during the holidays.
The holidays can be a stressful time for people with diabetes. Check out these tips to ensure you have a healthy holiday: https://t.co/OZonUA4JDd #diabetes #holiday #thanksgiving #diabetesawareness #managingdiabetes #healthmatters pic.twitter.com/kGxA750Seg
— Patient First (@PatientFirst) November 6, 2018
10 Diabetes Myth Busters To Raise Awareness For 2018 American Diabetes Month
The theme this year is “Everyday Reality,” and the ADA plans to showcase the daily realities of diabetes through the personal view of individuals living with or caring for someone with the disease. As part of the campaign, you can do your part by educating your friends and family about diabetes and its risk factors by sharing the common questions and answers listed here by dLife (@dLife), a diabetes health company addressing the overwhelming need for real, practical solutions to the 24/7 challenge of managing diabetes.
— Amer. Diabetes Assn. (@AmDiabetesAssn) November 5, 2018
Know the Link
Living with type 2 diabetes puts you at higher risk for heart disease and stroke. Knowing what steps to take may reduce your risk. The American Heart Association (@American_Heart) offers facts, answers to common questions and a quiz you can take to find out how much you already know about the link between diabetes and heart disease.
#DYK CVD is the leading cause of death for people wit #T2D ? With @American_Heart we’ve created a new initiative – Know Diabetes by Heart to create awareness. @boehringerus @LillyDiabetes @novonordiskus @SanofiUS https://t.co/FETDbzhz7M pic.twitter.com/FD56xtoSN6
— Amer. Diabetes Assn. (@AmDiabetesAssn) November 8, 2018