“Being a wheelchair-user, I wasn’t very active and found myself feeling depressed. My physical therapist suggested that weight training might offer me a great way to challenge myself and increase my levels of health and wellness. I took the challenge.”
When you receive a new health diagnosis like diabetes, you need support from family, friends, and medical professionals.
If you suspect you are diabetic because of symptoms or previous test results, or because of family history, we encourage you to talk to your doctor about an A1C test.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), women with disabilities are less likely to undergo breast cancer screening due to the inaccessibility of radiology and mammography equipment. Women using wheelchairs and other mobility equipment may be unable to position themselves close enough to screening equipment as needed to get a clear exam.[…]