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Celebrate American Diabetes Month by Eating Well

Posted on November 6, 2015 by Disability Help Group

The American Diabetes Association (ADA) wants America to eat well this November, but they’re not talking about Thanksgiving. This month is American Diabetes Month and the 2015 theme is “Eat Well, America!” giving a nod to the role good diet and nutrition plays in diabetes prevention and management.

Dietitians play an important role in diet management for diabetics, as they can develop meal plans that fill nutritional roles while still tasting great and not breaking the bank. Eating well when you are diabetic doesn’t have to be a burden, especially with all the resources available to today’s patients. There are many cookbooks, websites, and support groups that share healthy and delicious diabetic recipes.

Check out the American Diabetes Month website for resources about this year’s theme and for information about how you can learn more about the Eat Well, America! campaign.

On November 17, the ADA is celebrating National Healthy Lunch Day where everyone is encouraged to make or buy a healthy lunch and start discussions on eating healthy versus eating well.

Disability Help Group Fights for Disabled Individuals’ Benefits

Nearly 30 million Americans currently live with diabetes, and approximately 86 million Americans are pre-diabetic and at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. Diabetes can contribute to other disabling conditions such as cardiovascular disease, kidney disease, and amputations, which may qualify you for Social Security disability benefits.

If you have severely disabling conditions related to diabetes, contact us online or call us at 1-(800)-800-3332 to talk to our disability advocates.