November is National Diabetes Awareness Month

  • Did you know in the United States with 84.1 million adults—more than 1 in 3 have prediabetes, and 90% of them don’t know they have it?
  • November is National Diabetes Awareness Month and the Lawrence County Memorial Hospital wants to make sure you know the facts.
  • Diabetes is a chronic (long-lasting) disease that affects how your body turns food into energy.
  • There are three main types of diabetes: type 1, type 2, and gestational diabetes (diabetes while pregnant).
  • There isn’t a cure yet for diabetes, but healthy lifestyle habits, taking medicine as needed, getting diabetes self-management education, and keeping appointments with your health care team can greatly reduce its impact on your life.
  • For more information on how to utilize resources at Lawrence County Memorial Hospital, click here.