The Diabetes Foundation celebrates National Diabetes Month, a time when communities across the country team up to bring attention to diabetes throughout the month of November.
Diabetes is one of the leading causes of disability and death in the United States. It can cause blindness, nerve damage, kidney disease, and other health problems if it’s not controlled.
One in 10 Americans have diabetes — that’s more than 30 million people. And another 84 million adults in the United States are at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
In partnership with the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) , this year’s focus is on the link between diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
Adults with diabetes are nearly twice as likely to die from heart disease or stroke as people without diabetes. This is because over time, high blood glucose from diabetes can damage your blood vessels and the nerves that control your heart. The good news is that the steps you take to manage your diabetes can also help lower your chances of having heart disease or a stroke:
Stop smoking or using other tobacco products.
Manage your A1C, blood pressure, and cholesterol levels.
Develop or maintain healthy lifestyle habits - be more physically active and learn ways to manage stress.
Take medicines as prescribed by your doctor.
Be the Healthiest You Glen Rock
November 2019 Schedule
The Diabetes Foundation, Glen Rock Board of Health, Bergen County Department of Health and Ridgewood Health Department have teamed up to bring Glen Rock residents an exciting program on November 17th titled “Be the Healthiest You Glen Rock”.
As a town, we focus on health and wellness – come out with your family for this free event for a morning of fun including treat making with Dani Spies, a family fun walk, and much more.