The Diabetes and Nutrition Center at the Northeast Missouri Health Council will recognize World Diabetes Day on Wednesday with an open house that aims to educate patients on health care options and what it means to manage Type 2 diabetes in the community.
Carrie Snyder, dietician and diabetes education coordinator at the center, said the event would provide the opportunity to bring society together.
. An opportunity for public and health care providers to come together to discuss issues related to diabetes, der Snyder said.
The event will also include a range of educational materials related to diabetes and related conditions, such as hypertension and high cholesterol, as well as many live demonstrations such as insulin pumps, continuous glucose monitoring meters and blood glucose monitoring practices. It will be held in the conference hall of the center in 5-6 hours at 1506 Crown Drive.
Snyder said World Diabetes Day was important because it helped to raise awareness of this situation; Up to half of patients with type 2 diabetes have not been diagnosed. Patients with Type 2 diabetes do not respond well to insulin and generally improve the life of the disease; Patients with Type 1 diabetes do not produce their own insulin and are usually diagnosed in childhood despite the development of both species.
Snyder said that if diabetes is diagnosed early, it is easier to administer before permanent damage.
Symptoms include hunger and thirst, frequent urination, and sudden weight loss to draw attention as indicators of type 2 diabetes.
Snyder said, ecek Patients can take many years before they start with Type 2 symptoms, so we'll have some paper imagers in which people can assess their diabetes risk, S Snyder said.
The open house will also provide resources that aim to manage the daily stress of diabetes diabetes monitoring of blood glucose levels and sometimes to include patients and their families in stress diabetes, including interpersonal stress, of discussing a strict health regime and situation with others. Other topics covered include diabetes prevention and nutritional therapy, including current programs for Medicare patients.
Patients who are uninsured or uninsured may apply for treatment in providers who operate on a scale of income level, including NEMHC.
Snyder said that he aimed to address the misconceptions that patients may have about diabetes treatment. He said many patients had misunderstandings about insulin and believed it was wrong.
Den This is just one of the treatments, S said Snyder. Men There's nothing wrong with going to insulin. “
Snyder also wants to help diabetics and knows that the general public understands that Type 2 diabetes is not just a result of consuming high amounts of sugar. This is a risk factor, such as excessive caloric intake and physical inactivity, but also contributes to age and family history. Snyder said that people can develop Type 2 diabetes even though they have a healthy lifestyle and that patients should not face social stigma.
Öyle People think of Type 2 as a way of life, and it's not, S Snyder said. Çok There are many factors that contribute to this. “