November Is Diabetes Awareness Month

“Diabetes is a disease that occurs when your blood glucose, also called blood sugar, is too high. Blood glucose is your main source of energy and comes from the food you eat. Insulin, a hormone made by the pancreas, helps glucose from food get into your cells to be used for energy. Sometimes your body doesn’t make enough—or any—insulin or doesn’t use insulin well. Glucose then stays in your blood and doesn’t reach your cells.

Over time, having too much glucose in your blood can cause health problems. Although diabetes has no cure, you can take steps to manage your diabetes and stay healthy, according to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.”

Fred Polce, Jr is an active participant in the Diabetes Workgroup by sharing his talents and ideas as we collaboratively work to improve wellbeing in our community. To learn more about initiatives through the Diabetes Workgroup visit our award-winning model practice, The Garrett County Planning Tool. This centralized hub for measurement continues to be the community solution we’ve needed to implement performance, integrate our processes and work plans across the county, and of course, engage the community! We always welcome new people and would love for you to join us anytime you are able, click the link to learn more-.

In the video above Fred is volunteering to take us on his virtual 10K journey to promote diabetes awareness and research! Let’s cheer him on and in the comments below, post your physical activity for the day!

Join the discussion below by answering the prompt (today it’s to cheer Fred on and tell us about your physical activity), and you’ll earn 5 MORE prize points for each post through the end of the year!

(Please note, your first comment on Go! GC is manually approved to prevent spam. After your comment is approved, you will automatically be awarded bonus Prize Points. Once you have one comment approved, all future comments will be

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