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American Diabetes Month


November is American Diabetes Month, a time set aside to increase education and raise awareness surrounding risk factors of this disease, making information and resources readily available to our patients and community.

For those living with diabetes, November marks an opportunity to tell your story, to share with others what it’s really like to live with this disease. For the rest of us, it’s time to learn more about diabetes, its risk factors, and how we can make lifestyle choices to help safeguard us from its effects.

The first step to effectively fighting diseases like diabetes is to make sure we understand them. At Galen, we have a top-notch endocrinology team fully dedicated to providing the best possible education and care for our diabetic patients. This team has a deep understanding of the
disease, and works collaboratively to ensure modern, comprehensive treatment for all patients. Whether you’ve been newly diagnosed, have lived with type 1 or type 2 diabetes for years, or you are simply caring for a child or loved one with diabetes, our compassionate staff will work to provide you with all the support you need.

During the month of November, for American Diabetes Month, our team seeks to shed much needed light on this disease. We are proud to offer specialized diabetic treatment and education for the Chattanooga community at our Center for Diabetes and Endocrinology, and we hope to serve as an ongoing resource for patients and their families.


Learn a little more about the prevalence of diabetes, the different types, signs and symptoms, and potential treatment options from our endocrinology team’s Nurse Practitioner, Misty Gilliland, FNP-C.