November is National Diabetes Month.
Like months for other causes, National Diabetes Month is to bring awareness to this disease, both Type 1 and Type 2. It’s also an important month for the American Diabetes Association’s effort to bring attention to this disease and the tens of millions of people affected by it.
My battle with diabetes has been up and down. There are times I try to ignore it, and other times I’m way more vigilant about dealing with it. I’m currently with the latter part. Hopefully I can keep pushing myself to stay that way.
For those of us with diabetes, this is a good month to look at things and check yourself out. That really works this year as, according to National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, the theme for 2017 is “You are the center of your diabetes care team,” which means you can really look at everything you are doing.
I’ve been doing that since the beginning of October. Though the fight hasn’t been the easiest and I’m still trying to figure out how my body reacts to certain foods and such. I’ve done pretty well with a lot of things, but know I need to continuing improving.
The website “Diabetes Self Management” has an excellent story on 10 things one can do to observe National Diabetes Month. It’s a pretty solid article with some good tips. I’ve read through this a few times and there are some things I definitely want to look more into a bit more in-depth.
There is also a good read about managing diabetes by following this link.
There are other causes that are recognized during the month of November, but this is the one a bit more close to me. I’m going to utilize it to try and keep getting better in my management of things and continuing to educate myself on how to keep improving.