November is National Diabetes Month
What is Diabetes? Diabetes is a disease in which blood glucose levels are above normal. Most of the food we eat is turned into glucose, or sugar, for our bodies to use for energy. The pancreas, an organ that lies near the stomach, makes a hormone called insulin to help glucose get into the cells of our bodies.
Learn more: CDC & American Diabetes Association
- DPAC Diabetes Education and Diabetes Prevention Program locations & Diabetes Information and Fact Sheets https://dpacmi.org/resource-page.aspx
- Need help paying for your insulin? Find resources at getinsulin.org/ Find help paying for other diabetes medicines at michigan.gov/diabetes.
- Learn ways to help children and teens manage their diabetes from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK). www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/community-health-outreach/national-diabetes-month
- Learn how to make a diabetes emergency kit at Diabetes Emergency Plan.
Have questions about diabetes? Portal message or call your primary care office.