Right now, things are difficult for people living with diabetes—and for those who love them. Between the constant bad news and the bleak forecast, it's easy to feel powerless, afraid and small.
Enough is enough. It's time to embrace a message of hope and empowerment. Because hope is greater than fear. Actions are greater than words. And unity is greater than division.
November is American Diabetes Month—a time to take action together, as a community. Because together, we can conquer this disease. Together, we stand greater than diabetes.
More than 34 million Americans are living with diabetes. Among those who have died from COVID-19, 40% were living with diabetes. It's time to make sure tomorrow is greater than today.
If not now, then when? If not you, then who? There's no better time than American Diabetes Month to reach out to your representatives and make your voice heard. Join the community in advocating for expanded testing, zero dollar co-pay caps and continuous health care coverage. Diabetes is an expensive disease in terms of treatment, impact on an individual's health overall, and certainly on one's mental health. It is a disease that impacts the entire family.
Teach your congregation about Diabetes and it's impact on those that worship with you.
Advocate in the public arena (see above)
Give encouragement to those with diabetes who need support.
Find great resources at: https://www.diabetes.org/greaterthan