November is Diabetes Month
November 19, 2013
According to the American Diabetes Association, nearly 26 million American adults and children are living with diabetes, and that number is growing. A progressive disease, diabetes is the leading cause of heart disease, stroke, blindness, kidney disease, and loss of limbs.
Diabetes takes a toll on the health and quality of life of individuals and families and is placing a growing economic burden on the country. The American Diabetes Association estimates the total national cost of diagnosed diabetes was $245 billion in 2012.
“You can reduce your risk of developing diabetes,” says Janette Lobdell, RN, CDE, of St. Mary’s Diabetes Education Program.“Controlling your weight, getting more exercise, and making healthy food choices will lower your risk.”
“If you are diagnosed with diabetes, your physician can provide a referral to our classes. The sooner you take action and manage your condition, the less damaging the disease is likely to be,” Lobdell explains. Whether just diagnosed or living with the condition for years, St. Mary’s Diabetes Education Program provides practical guidance on diet, exercise, medication, and day-to-day living skills, helping people with diabetes live their healthiest possible life.
Living with Diabetes
Next class starts January 7
St. Mary’s Life Center, 2686 Patterson Road, Grand Junction, CO
Four-week series for people with type 2 diabetes. Learn to live your best, healthiest life through weight management, diet, and current technology. A physician referral is required.
Call 970-298-2582 now to reserve your spot.