During November, we hope to raise awareness about diabetes among Americans. The American Diabetes Association® (ADA) has chosen the theme of “Eat Well, America!” Both MANNA and The ADA aim to spread awareness about how easy and delicious it can be to prepare healthy meals. More than 30 million adults and children are impacted by diabetes in the United States and nearly 86 million children and adults are either pre-diabetic or at risk for prediabetes. Did you know that diabetes is the leading cause of kidney failure and blindness among middle aged adults? Diabetes is a serious disease and it has been estimated to have cost America $245 billion dollars in healthcare costs.
At MANNA, we are committed to improving the lives of our clients living with diabetes and encouraging prevention. Proper nutrition plays a vital role in managing the disease but also in preventing it. We will be sharing helpful information and tips about the disease all month via MANNA’s social media channels using the hashtag #ADM. You can join the conversation by sharing or retweeting the posts all month. To further commemorate this month of awareness, we encourage those impacted by the disease to come in for a nutrition counseling session. Our Nutrition Department of Registered Dietitians can help you to prevent or properly manage diabetes. To set up an appointment, please call 215-496-2662 x 5. Together, we can make a stand against diabetes!