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Attention Diabetics!

Diabetes affects millions of Americans and is growing at epidemic rates. There is some good news, however. According to the American Diabetes Association, by making some lifestyle changes, many people can delay or prevent type 2 diabetes. Here’s a quiz to find out what you know about type 2 diabetes.

Answer true or false to each of the following statements:

  1. Reducing your body weight by 5-10% can produce a 58% reduction in diabetes.

  2. Just 30 minutes a day of moderate physical activity can significantly reduce type 2 diabetes symptoms.

  3. A healthy diet for type 2 diabetics is basically just an overall healthy diet.

  4. Diabetes is more common in African Americans, Latinos, American Indians, Asian Americans, and Pacific Islanders.

  5. An unexplained or unusual weight loss is a symptom of diabetes.

  6. Products listed as low fat are always good choices for a diabetics.

  7. Nearly all adults with type 2 diabetes are overweight, and more than half are obese.

Quiz Answers: 1. True | 2. True | 3. True | 4. True | 5. True | 6. False (they are often higher in sodium) | 7. True | Source: National Diabetes Education Program.

If you are already living with type 2 diabetes, you may be looking for support or assistance in reaching your health goals.

Are you struggling with figuring out what to eat and how to exercise?
Do you want to learn how to prevent hospitalizations from diabetes?
Do you want to figure out how to monitor your glucose most effectively?
Are you confused or overwhelmed by your medications and want to learn more about all your options?
Do you need help with setting and achieving goals and want to learn how to lower your A1C?

Join Norland Avenue Pharmacy’s ADCES accredited Diabetes Self Management and Education Program: DIABETES BOOTCAMP!

When you sign up for our Diabetes Bootcamp you will get:

  • An initial phone meeting with pharmacist Dr. Ashli Yoder to review your medications, labs, and goals

  • Five bi-weekly, one-hour long group workshops each focused on a different aspect of diabtes

  • Guest specialists including a registered dietitian and nutrition coach

  • Prizes and giveaways at every class

  • Ongoing support after the bootcamp

Norland Avenue Pharmacy’s Diabetes Bootcamp will take place on the following Mondays: March 6th, March 20th, April 3rd, April 17th, and May 1st from 2-3PM in one of the WellSpan conference rooms (directions will be provided). This comprehensive Bootcamp costs only $60; however, if you attend all five sessions you will get a $10 re-bate!

Take back control of YOUR diabetes, YOUR health, and YOUR life!

To reserve your spot, stop by the pharmacy or call (717) 217-6790.

*These statements are culmination of the knowledge and experience of the team at Norland Pharmacy. The information provided here is for informational purposes only. Please consult your healthcare provider with questions concerning any medical condition or treatment. Compounded medications are not reviewed by the FDA for safety or efficacy. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration, and this product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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