SMH Diabetes Education Program Coordinator, Sarah Sommers, Laura Ferries, MD and SMH Diabetes Education Nurse, Katie Hiller work to help those with diabetes in our community.
Diabetes Awareness Month
· Over 100 million adults in the United States have Diabetes or Prediabetes—about 30% of the population.
· 1 out of 4 people with diabetes don’t know that they have diabetes.
· 1 out of 3 people will develop diabetes in their lifetime.
· Medical costs for people with diabetes are 2x those of people without diabetes.
· Diabetes is a serious disease with significant health and financial impacts on patients and the healthcare system.
The body doesn’t make enough insulin.
No known way to prevent.
Accounts for 5% of diagnosed diabetes in adults.
Must be treated with insulin.
The body can’t use insulin properly.
Most cases can be prevented through weight loss and physical activity.
Accounts for 95% of diagnosed diabetes in adults.
May be treated with diet, medications, or insulin.
A Day in the Life of an Individual with Type 1 Diabetes
6 am: Test Blood Glucose; Take Insulin
8 am: Count Carbohydrate; Test Blood Glucose; Take Insulin; Eat
12 pm: Test Blood Glucose; Count Carbohydrate; Take Insulin; Eat
3 pm: Test Blood Glucose; Exercise Test Blood Glucose
4 pm: Feel shaky, sweaty, and tired; Test Blood Glucose; Treat Low Blood Glucose with 4 oz Juice; Test Blood Glucose; Eat Snack
6 pm: Test Blood Glucose; Count Carbohydrate; Take Insulin; Eat
8 pm: Test Blood Glucose
2 am: Test Blood Glucose
Sheridan Memorial Hospital Diabetes Education