November is Diabetes Awareness Month

Did you know that more than 8 percent of Americans have diabetes?

November is Diabetes Awareness Month, making this a great opportunity to discuss this disease and its risk factors.

Some risk factors include:

      Family history

 

      Blood pressure

 

      Weight

 

    Activity levels

These are just a few of the factors that can affect your chances of developing diabetes.

Preventing the onset of Type 2 diabetes can sometimes be helped or delayed losing excess body fat and engaging in a healthy exercise program approved by your doctor.

Your healthcare professional, including your pharmacist, can tell you how to get practical advice about medications, insulin, and glucose meters to help you manage your diabetes.