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Healthlinks – American Diabetes Month

Keep your website, newsletter, and social media content fresh and engaging with Patient Education Healthwise HealthLinks. The copy promotes timely health themes by highlighting topics in the Healthwise Knowledgebase. Use the copy below on your website homepage or condition-specific pages, and create links to the related Healthwise Knowledgebase topics. You can also place the copy in emails, newsletters, or any other consumer outreach programs. 

kids eating healthyWhat can you do to help prevent type 2 diabetes?

The first steps to preventing diabetes are knowing what puts you at risk for developing type 2 diabetes and learning the small actions you can take to delay or stop the disease. Certain things that increase your chances of diabetes, like family history or age, you can’t change. But if your doctor has told you that you have prediabetes, there are things you can do—like making lifestyle changes or taking medicine—that can lower your risk. What’s the right choice for you? Use this interactive tool to help you decide.

[Create a hyperlink to the Prediabetes: Which Treatment Should I Use to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes? Decision Point on your website. DOCHWID=abp5563]

Could you spot the warning signs of diabetes?

More than 7 million Americans—24% of all adults with diabetes—don’t know they have it, according to the CDC. That’s a big deal, because early diagnosis can help prevent many problems caused by the disease, such as kidney or nerve damage. Even if you don’t have any of the things that put you at risk for diabetes, such as age, weight, or genetics, there are still warning signs that are worth mentioning to your doctor. Find out the common symptoms of high and low blood sugar here.

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Living well with diabetes

Having type 2 diabetes can be overwhelming. The good news? While everyone’s treatment plan will be different, there’s a good chance you can manage your type 2 diabetes by making healthy choices. Convinced, but still struggling to work good choices into your real life? Start here for resources, tips, and tools for eating healthy foods, being more active, testing your blood sugar, getting support, and using your medicines.

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Dining out with diabetes: Your go-to guide

Whether it’s a holiday dinner party, a business meeting over lunch, or grabbing a quick meal with the kids—eating out is part of our lives. Diabetes doesn’t have to stop you from enjoying that party or restaurant visit. Healthy choices can be found by planning, knowing what to look for, and choosing wisely. So, how can you eat out and still follow your diabetes-friendly meal plan? Read on for some hints and tips.

[Create a hyperlink to the Eating Out When You Have Diabetes Topic Overview on your website. DOCHWID= uq2544abc]

Social Media Teasers

  • Wondering what treatment to use to prevent diabetes? Here’s a tool to help you decide. 
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  • Could you spot the warning signs of diabetes? Find out which symptoms you shouldn’t ignore.
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  • Whether it’s eating right, asking friends for support, or being physically active, what can you do to stay on track when managing diabetes? Get more info here. 
    [Create a shortened URL to the Type 2 Diabetes: Living With Type 2 Diabetes topic on your website. DOCHWID= hw135189#uq2867]
  • Eating out while managing diabetes is possible! Here are some tips you can use before your next party or restaurant visit.
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