November was American Diabetes Month and now is the time to make a difference. Diabetes is one of the leading causes of disability and death in the United States. If it is not controlled it can lead to problems like blindness, nerve damage, kidney disease, and other health problems. For those who do not know what diabetes is, it is a disease where your blood glucose or blood sugar levels are too high. There are two types of diabetes type one and type two. With type one diabetes your body does not make insulin. With type two diabetes, your body does not make or use insulin well. Without enough insulin, the glucose stays in your blood. One in 10 Americans have diabetes, that’s more than 30 million people. And another 84 million adults in the United States are at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
What You Can Do
Each November the country brings attention to this cause. It is a challenge living each day with diabetes and if you suffer from diabetes you are the most important person in this fight against it. But it does not have to be that way, you can seek help from your family, health care professionals, and your community. You have many different options for physical therapy on Long Island which can help if you are living with diabetes. Here at Advance Physical Therapy, we have four convenient locations in Astoria, Valley Stream, Wantagh, and Lindenhurst ready to help with your fight against diabetes. Our team will help you participate in safe, effective programs to improve your movement to be able to perform your daily activities. We want you to be able to live your life without suffering from this disease.
How Physical Therapy Can Help
Your physical therapist will examine your record of blood glucose levels and also perform a physical assessment to determine which program is right for you. Each patient has different needs and our staff will work with you to achieve your goals you have in mind. Then once your program starts it can help improve your:
- Blood glucose level
Call Advance Physical Therapy on Long Island and Queens to set up an appointment to get on track living a healthy life.