The American Diabetes Association provides many tools for people suffering from diabetes to learn how to cope and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Living with Type 2 Diabetes is a free, 12-month program aimed toward doing just that. It is an essential resource that helps people recently diagnosed with diabetes through the first year living with the disease.
The program takes the stress out of searching for information about diabetes and serves as a message center for various categories of information. Those who sign-up for the program get access to recipes for healthy meal ideas, tips for managing blood glucose, ideas for maintaining a healthy lifestyle and information on medications. The program is available in both English and Spanish and the option of receiving information online or by mail is offered to users as well.
Over the 12-month period, those utilizing the program will receive:
- Three copies of Diabetes Forecast
- Monthly e-newsletters containing recipes, tips, and stories about people living with diabetes
- And, five informational packets containing information on how to manage diabetes
Type 2 is the most common form of diabetes. Unfortunately, the prevalence rate is on the rise as millions of Americans are diagnosed each year.