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January is Glaucoma Awareness Month
Glaucoma is a group of diseases that damage the eye’s optic nerve—the bundle of nerve fibers that connects the eye to the brain. Some types of glaucoma are associated with elevated pressure inside the eye. In adults, diabetes nearly doubles the risk of glaucoma. Visit the National Eye Health Education Program for more information.
National Diabetes Month
Diabetes Education and Support: Everyone has a role. What's Yours? If you have just been diagnosed with diabetes, or you have been living with diabetes for a while, diabetes education and support are important to help you stay healthy.
Do you want to learn more about education and support classes? A diabetes self-management class may be for you. To find a program near you: DSME Programs in Alabama. Do you have prediabetes? The CDC's National Diabetes Prevention Program is a lifestyle change program for preventing type 2 diabetes.
November is American Diabetes Month, an ideal time for you to find out if you’re at risk and learn about the self-management training and supplies Medicare covers if you do have diabetes.
Stay on TRACK to prevent blindness from diabetes. Join the National Eye Health Education Program (NEHEP) of the National Eye Institute (NEI) during National Diabetes Month in November to increase awareness about diabetic eye disease.
Have you gotten your flu shot? People with diabetes (type 1 and 2) are at high risk of serious flu complications. The CDC recommends that people with either type 1 or type 2 diabetes, who are 6 months and older, get a flu vaccine.
Ten Ways American Indians Can Prevent Type 2 Diabetes: American Indians are at high risk for type 2 diabetes, but the good news is you can prevent or delay type 2 diabetes by making small lifestyle changes.
Obesity and Diabetes in Alabama: Risk Factors and Interventions Powerpoint.
Visit Brochures, Media and Related Links for a variety of resources on preventing and managing diabetes.