Did you know that 1 in 11 American has diabetes today?
Nov. 1 marks the beginning of American Diabetes Month®, the American Diabetes Association’s annual awareness campaign. This year’s theme, This Is DiabetesTM, will show what diabetes is really like, from the perspective of people who live with it each day.
In addition, Holzer is hosting a Diabetes Awareness Event at the Holzer Therapy and Wellness Center in downtown Gallipolis, Ohio on Saturday, November 12 from 9am to 12noon. A variety of educational materials/booths will be available, in addition to an Awareness Walk, and door prizes. Door prizes to include a Fitbit, YETI Cooler, and more (must be present to win).
Holzer also offers Diabetes Self-Management Classes in Gallipolis, Jackson, and Pomeroy, Ohio and a Diabetes Support Group, which meets monthly. “Educating our communities on how to properly manage and prevent diabetes is crucial,” stated Beverly Jarrell, RN, Diabetic Educator, Holzer Health System. “As a diabetic, I am excited to offer this type of event for our communities, as well as bring more awareness of the classes and assistance Holzer offers for diabetics. I encourage individuals who want to check out the wellness center, ask questions about diabetes, or who are looking for a support as they deal with a diagnosis of diabetes to visit us on Saturday.”
“This Is Diabetes” — sponsored by Colgate Total® and Medtronic Diabetes® — encourages individuals from all walks of life to share snapshots on social media of what it’s like to live with diabetes.Family, friends and caregivers are also invited to share their stories using the official campaign hashtag #ThisIsDiabetes. These real-life challenges and triumphs will be featured on diabetes.org/admand shared across the Association’s Facebook, Instagram and Twitter feeds.