Every November is designated as diabetes awareness month in an effort to educate more Americans about diabetes and encourage those with diabetes to manage their condition well. Since this blog is primarily for people who have already been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, I want to encourage you to use November as a way to prepare for the holidays and assess how you or your loved one is managing diabetes?
We often get so busy doing life that we don't step back and carefully evaluate our diabetes regimen. As the new year approaches, it is a great time to assess what you are doing well, where you need to tighten your management skills and what you need to educate yourself on in order to be more proactive.
If you want a good place to start, here are three articles that may be helpful:
- How to Become a Student of Diabetes
- How to Support Loved Ones with Diabetes
- Changing Lifestyle Habits to Better Manage Your Diabetes
What do you see as your greatest diabetes management challenge as you head into 2012? Post your comments below.
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