And so November, which is National Diabetes Awareness month, draws to a close. But hopefully, you will continue the focus through December and into the New Year.
As you know, good metabolic control (blood pressure, cholesterol and blood glucose) dramatically reduces your risk of long-term diabetes complications. But sadly, despite the many medications and technologies now available, only a small minority (13%) of the 26 million Americans living with diabetes has reached the ADA-recommended goals for good metabolic control. But why?
Managing diabetes day after day remains a challenge, and many barriers can get in the way. BDI strives to help people identify their personal obstacles and develop achievable plans to overcome them. Our goal is to help people live long and healthy lives with diabetes. Key strategies developed by BDI are included in the articles below.
What a difference it can make when you feel in control of your diabetes, rather than letting diabetes control you! And we hope we can help you reach that goal in the months to follow.
The Behavioral Diabetes Institute