Everyday Reality: How Diabetes Impacts Your Health

Diabetes has two main types, Type 1 and Type 2, and they both may cause significant complications without the right care. While being diagnosed with diabetes may seem frightening at first, managing your diabetes properly may help reverse or prevent complications. With appropriate lifestyle changes and expert care from diabetes specialists, you may feel better and become healthier.

We created this diabetes infographic (PDF) to promote diabetes awareness. It shows how each area of the body is impacted by diabetes and how properly managing diabetes can help improve your health.

Glacial Ridge Health System offers a Living with Diabetes program for people who want to learn more about managing their diabetes. By meeting with a Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE), you can learn more about diabetes treatment, nutrition planning and how to recognize and prevent complications of diabetes. Our CDE can help you put together a personalized nutrition plan and get great meal and snack ideas for healthier eating. You will receive specialized advice that is relevant to you, whether you have Type 1, Type 2, prediabetes or gestational diabetes.