Just the fact that you are reading this means that you are looking for medical information. We often refer to health literacy as simply the ability to speak intelligently with your doctor about your condition. We hope My Diabetes Information is helping you maintain your literacy.
A study reported today from Northwestern University suggests that people who are health literate tend to live longer with health conditions than those who do not understand their illness. It seems logical that a person who understands his or her condition could strategize better. It is also likely that he or she would recognize symptoms of potentially dangerous situations and address them.
So, keep reading and learning, and keep listening to your body. It is likely to pay off by improving your physical health, as well as making you feel better.