November is American Diabetes Month
Did you know that 1 in 11 Americans today has diabetes? Despite its prevalence, diabetes is an invisible disease. It affects men and women, people young and old, and people of all races, shapes and sizes. Often there are no outward signs from the 29 million Americans who fight this chronic illness every day. That’s why there is a critical need to foster awareness and education while breaking down stereotypes, myths and misunderstandings about this growing public health crisis that affects so many of us.
This is exactly why the American Diabetes Association marks each November as American Diabetes Month—to bring extra attention to the disease and the tens of millions of people affected by it.
The Harrington Endocrinology Department offers the tools and support needed for people of all ages to manage their diabetes. We offer individual and group education programs to give patients the tools they need to avoid diabetes complications and maintain better health throughout their lives.
Our office is made up of a board-certified endocrinologist, a nurse practitioner, two Certified Diabetes Educators (CDE’s) and one registered dietitian who can meet with you either individually or in a group setting.
To learn more about the services offered, visit our Diabetes Management page.
To learn more and view the American Diabetes Association #ThisIsDiabetes campaign and stories from around the country, check out diabetes.org/adm.