November 2017

Let’s talk
about your best defense — against diabetes.

Let’s talk about your best defense — against diabetes.

November is Diabetes Awareness Month

Protect your heart by keeping your blood sugar under control. If you’re at risk, your doctor can help develop a plan to keep your heart — and your whole body — healthy.

Our bodies need some sugar in our blood, called glucose, to supply energy to our cells. High blood sugar, however, may lead to diabetes. It can also affect your heart. Elevated blood sugar may clog or harden your blood vessels, making it harder for blood to flow to and from the heart.

As part of a physical, your doctor might run tests to see where you stand. If your blood sugar is higher than normal but not yet type 2 diabetes, you may be one of the 86 million Americans with prediabetes. At this stage, you have a chance to take action to bring your blood sugar levels down, which will also lower your odds of heart attack or stroke.

We’ve teamed up with CJ McCollum and his mom, Kathy, to share ways you can help reduce your risk of diabetes.

Behind the scenes

About our non-profit partner

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This month, we are joining with American Diabetes Association to increase awareness and help improve the lives of those affected by the disease. Learn more at http://www.diabetes.org/in-my-community/local-offices/portland-oregon/

Previous Health Months

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Moda comes from the latin term "modus" and means "a way". We picked it because that's what we are here to do: help our communities find a way to better health.

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