Healthy Living for ME recognizes November as National Diabetes Month

Free workshops for prevention and management of diabetes available

During National Diabetes Month, Healthy Living for ME is encouraging Mainers to take advantage of the programs and resources they offer to help people prevent and manage the disease. Over 10 percent of Maine’s population has diabetes and another 8 percent of Maine’s adults are aware they are pre-diabetic. Nationally, over 30 million people have diabetes.

“National Diabetes Month is an opportunity to bring awareness to the prevalence of diabetes as well as to the opportunities available for preventing and managing the disease,” said Jennifer Fortin, training & fidelity manager of Healthy Living for ME. “Our workshops and other resources can help Mainers who have diabetes learn strategies for better management of the disease, as well as help those who are pre-diabetic make lifestyle changes and lower their risk for developing diabetes. We have heard from many participants — including  a

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Employee Health And Fitness Month

Increased bodily exercise increases a few of your meals needs. Food that is eaten before and between occasions can affect your capacity to carry out at your best stage. Family caregiving is an activity that happens across many different settings. Individuals in want of care at particular occasions may include adult youngsters with particular needs, getting older parents, a sick family member or a good friend. People may need assistance with transportation to medical appointments, light chores across the house, fee of bills or private care. No matter the person or the need, the who and the what of family caregiving clearly are important to know.

Health & Fitness

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American Diabetes Association, with Visionary Partners VSP Vision Care and Regeneron Launch “The Next Step Eye Challenge” Campaign for Healthy Vision Month in May

ARLINGTON, Va., May 20, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Over 34 million American adults currently live with diabetes and an additional 88 million are living with prediabetes, yet 85% of them do not know they have it. People living with diabetes or prediabetes are at an increased risk for developing a diabetes-related eye disease, such as diabetic retinopathy, diabetic macular edema, glaucoma, and cataracts. Even more troubling, recent polls indicate that 1 in 4 people are putting off their annual eye exams due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Fortunately, vision loss from diabetes-related eye disease is 95% preventable with early detection, timely treatment, and appropriate follow-up care.

In observance of Healthy Vision Month in May, Focus on Diabetes™—a multi-year initiative that brings together the American Diabetes Association® (ADA) and Visionary Partners, VSP® Vision Care and Regeneron to increase awareness about diabetes and eye health, launched The Next Step Eye Challenge to raise awareness

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Health insurance sign-ups to be reopened this month

Published: 2/4/2021 5:08:30 PM

Uninsured New Hampshire residents can buy health insurance through the federal marketplace during a special enrollment period starting in two weeks as the Biden administration rejuvenates the Affordable Care Act after years of cutbacks.

Biden’s recent executive order will reopen enrollment on the federal ACA exchanges at HealthCare.gov from Feb. 15 to May 15. The regular enrollment period for coverage this year, which had been shortened by former President Trump as part of his opposition to what is often called Obamacare, ended Dec. 15, 2020.

“With this opportunity, N.H. residents who are uninsured will be able to sign up for coverage without waiting until the next regular open enrollment period at the end of the year,” New Hampshire Insurance Commissioner Chris Nicolopoulos said. “However, since the window is short, they should not delay.”

Those qualifying for financial assistance can receive support when signing up through HealthCare.gov.

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