Diabetes is a serious health issue that affects women. Of the 25.6 million adults with diabetes in the United States in 2010, 12.6 million were women. Women with diabetes have a shorter life expectancy than women without diabetes, and death rates for women aged 25-44 years with diabetes are more than 3 times the rate for women without diabetes.(CDC)
VA can help women Veterans with both prevention and management of diabetes. There are ways to reduce your risk of acquiring Type 2 diabetes, the most common type of diabetes. If you already have diabetes, there are ways to prevent and manage the health problems associated with diabetes.
Reduce Your Risk:
If you have diabetes, there are ways to reduce your risk of developing diabetes-related health problems.
Talk to your primary care provider or Women Veterans Program Manager for more information, and check out the resources below.
Women Veterans Program Managers: All VA medical centers have a Women Veterans Program Manager to help women Veterans access VA benefits and health care services. To find the VA medical center nearest you, call 1-877-222-8387 or visit www.va.gov/directory.w
Women Veterans Call Center: VA Women Veterans can call 1-855-VA-WOMEN (1-855-829-6636) to ask questions about available VA services and resources.Want to know more? Check out VA's dedicated resources for Women Veterans:
Women Veteran Call Center
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