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Sugar Shock Fact: If you have type 2 diabetes, you may not need insulin. According to the CDC, only 14% of adults use insulin alone, 13% use insulin and oral medication, 57% take oral medication only, and 16% control blood sugar with diet and exercise alone. Do you want to learn more about diabetes education and support classes? A diabetes self-management class may be for you. To find a program near you click on a county by using this interactive map: go.usa.gov/xpRcJ
November is American Diabetes Month and it is time for another Sugar Shock Fact: Sugar doesn't cause diabetes. The key is moderation and management. Consuming too much sugar (sugary foods and drinks) can make people put on weight, which make a person's chance of getting type 2 diabetes greater. Could you have prediabetes? Take the test.
What health issues are most important to you and your community? We want to know so we can better serve all Alabamians! Please take a moment to fill out a short survey about the greatest health issues and health challenges in your local community. Deadline is August 15!
The rise of social media has changed everything, including our ideas about privacy and boundaries. ALPHTN's webcast "Ethics in the Age of Social Media" will explore the benefits and concerns of using social media. Watch it live on Tuesday, May 7, beginning at 10 a.m. CST at alabamapublichealth.gov/alphtn.
Learn about arsenicals and the challenges faced by #FirstResponders and receivers in caring for victims of chemical exposure. Watch "Chemical Warfare: A Primer for First Responders & Receivers" live beginning at noon CST Friday, May 3, at alabamapublichealth.gov/alphtn. #ChemicalWarfare
Improving cultural competency and understanding of disability and People First Language will help healthcare providers give better care to patients. Watch ALPHTN's webcast "Patient Services: Focusing on Equity and Inclusion So Everyone Wins!" live on April 17, beginning at 10 a.m. CST: go.usa.gov/xmTRs
The 100 Alabama Miles Challenge encourages Alabamians to kick-start an active, #healthy lifestyle while exploring our state's beautiful parks, trails, rivers and beaches. Learn more, including how to sign up for this year's Challenge, at go.usa.gov/xEmR5 #100ALmiles