Vermonters know that winters can be long and challenging. Unfortunately, winter can be even more challenging for people who live with diabetes. Diabetes management can be complicated when we are ill or injured. And some people with diabetes have impaired circulation which may make them more prone to frostbite as well as delayed bone healing with fractures. These […]

Despite nationwide efforts to reduce sugar intake and increase activity, diabetes rates continue to increase nationwide. About 8 percent of Vermonters have diabetes, nearly double the rate of 20 years ago. About 16,000 Vermonters are unaware that they have the condition. Like hypertension and hyperlipidemia, diabetes is yet another illness that often goes undetected. This […]

Approximately 29.1 million people or about 9.0 percent the United States population have diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is a common and increasingly prevalent chronic disease, which accounts for 90 to 95 percent of all diagnosed cases of diabetes. Another 79 million, or 35 percent of adults in the United States age 20 years or older, […]

March 24 is American Diabetes Association “Alert Day,” a one-day “wake-up call” asking the public to take the “Diabetes Risk Test” to find out whether they are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. Linda Tilton, certified diabetes educator, explains who is at risk and how to lower your risk for diabetes. Currently, 30 million […]

World Diabetes Day (WDD) is celebrated every year on November 14. The World Diabetes Day campaign is led by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and its member associations. It engages millions of people worldwide in diabetes advocacy and awareness. World Diabetes Day was created in 1991 by the International Diabetes Federation and the World Health Organization in […]