Observed every November, American Diabetes Month is an important element in the American Diabetes Association’s efforts to focus our nation’s attention on the disease and the tens of millions of people affected by it.

The theme this year is This Is Diabetes in order to showcase real-life stories of friends, families and neighbors managing the day-to-day triumphs and challenges of the disease. Join as we salute the 29 million Americans with diabetes — as well as their loved ones — to raise awareness and to create a sense of urgency about this growing public health crisis.

If you or someone you love has diabetes remember that we have a great Diabetes Educator who is willing and able to help.  Susan Dade, RD, LD, CDE can work to develop a personalized plan to help you stay healthy and can give you the tools and ongoing support to make that plan a regular part of your life.  She is a Certified Pump Trainer and a great resource for how to better manage diabetes.  She sees patients in Carlsbad and Artesia.  Click here for more information.