As Diabetes Awareness Month comes to an end, the Wound Care Advantage team knows that it is critical to maintain awareness for this disease on a daily basis. It is an important month for the wound care community because many national activities assist in elevating attention to the direct link between the disease and non-healing wounds.
For patients, dealing with the physical and emotional challenges of diabetes is difficult enough, without also having to deal with a non-healing wound.
November is a great time of year for everyone to think about diabetes and remind others about the importance of getting screened. Because diets and work out routines tend to get lost in the hustle and bustle of the holiday seasons, it is a reminder for those affected by diabetes to be mindful .
According to the American Diabetes Association 29.1 million Americans currently have diabetes. One out of 4 of those people do not realize they have the disease. Possibly even more shocking, an additional 86 million people have pre-diabetes and 9 out of 10 of those people do not realize they have it.
Our amazing team at Wound Care Advantage recently participated in our annual fundraising efforts as a team for the American Diabetes Association’s Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes. Thank you to all of our employees who walked and to those who sponsored them.
We are also using our extensive media connections to produce a series of articles with our friends at the American Diabetes Association. After all, our patients, friends, and family members cannot afford to have only one month per year for diabetes awareness.