Living with Diabetes
Over 122 million people in the United States are living with diabetes or are prediabetic. Diabetes is a long-lasting disease that affects the way your body transfers food into energy. The three main types of diabetes are: Type 1: An autoimmune reaction prevents your body from producing insulin. Type 2: Your body has difficulty retaining insulin and struggles with maintaining healthy blood sugar levels. Gestational Diabetes: Effects pregnant women who have never been diagnosed with diabetes. Gestational Diabetes can lead to type 2 diabetes later in life for the mother and child.
Finger Lakes Rural Health Network offers distance ZOOM courses and provides information on an array of topics, including diabetes.
We host a range of events to benefit our community’s health.
Local Education and Support Groups
Effective diabetes management requires a team approach, starting with you as the most important member! Your Provider, Diabetes Care and Education Specialists and diabetes support groups can provide a variety of tools, education, and support to help you manage your diabetes. For more information about local education and support groups near you, use the below contacts
- American Diabetes Association
- Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
- Children with Diabetes
- Diabetes - CDC