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National Diabetes Month

In honor of National Diabetes Month I want to take a time out to have a moment of silence for this horrific disease. I also want to give a shout out to all the diabetes educators out there, working in the trenches to help people manage this chronic condition. And for my current and former co-workers in the field I want to give a special thanks to you for teaching me all I know and helping me to become the educator I am.

As a Certified Diabetes Educator I work with a variety of levels of disease state, but the one thing that remains the same, is that so often this disease is preventable. (I am referring only to type 2 for this post). But its not that easy. For many individuals the education wasn't there. They had no knowledge of the damage this disease could do. For some the knowledge may have been there but the means and the motivation were missing. The reasons for non-prevention are as varied as the types of diabetes meds on the market. The truth is prevention comes from awareness and advocation. 

If you don't have a personal connection to diabetes it is hard to understand the devastation this chronic condition creates. This disease causes depression, it increases a persons risk of developing heart disease as well as a handful of other conditions, research is connecting it to alzheimers, and we are starting to see the diagnosis at a much younger age, even children are at risk. The result of non-management can be amputation, blindness, nerve damage, kidney disease, just to name a few. 

Therefore, to do my part, until December 1st, all of the posts on my website and on my social media feeds are going to be devoted to diabetes. I hope that with my immersion approach that I can impact even just a handful of people, because thats all it takes to make a change. 

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Jessica Carter MS, RD, LD

Meet Jessica

Jessica Carter is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian. She is the founder and president of Core Health & Nutrition, LLC.

As a wife, mother, and dedicated professional, Jessica is passionate about living life to the fullest while still maintaining balance.

Jessica founded Core Health & Nutrition on the fundamental belief that with the right information and a little bit of motivation, anyone can have good health. She also believes that the ability to prevent disease and lead a healthy life is all about making the right choices. It is the mission of Core Health & Nutrition to provide clients with the knowledge, the tools and the motivation to make the best decisions for their health.

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