Traditionally, November is characterized by bright leaves, pumpkin pie, and giving thanks. However, for those who suffer from diabetes, the holiday season is also a time punctuated by juggling blood sugar levels and diabetes supplies.
November is National Diabetes Month, a time dedicated to spreading awareness about diabetes and increase understanding of the struggles of those with the disease. Although many of us think of diabetes as an adult disease, it impacts roughly 193,000 people under the age of 201. This year, National Diabetes Month is specifically focused on helping care for young people with diabetes.
Whether you are a care provider, family member, or individual with the disease, the National Institute of Health (NIH) recommends creating a care plan to help manage juvenile diabetes. Healthy habits may improve your critical health numbers (like weight and blood sugar) and help manage diabetes2.
Monitor Blood Glucose Levels
Promote Healthy Habits
Pack an Emergency Kit
Work with Your Doctors
Ask for Support
Syringes are an important tool for managing diabetes but have been harder to come by due to the shortage brought on by the COVID-19 global pandemic. As a vital link in the response to the virus, we work closely with our extensive network of distributors to help keep medical supply shelves stocked. As a way to help offset the shortage and support National Diabetes Month, Dynarex is launching a new line of SecureSafe™ Safety Pen Needles. Our Safety Pen Needles provide a safer option for insulin injections and prevent injuries during injection and disposal. For families and caregivers of children managing diabetes, this opportunity is just as impactful as a traditional Thanksgiving meal. We Care like Family™.