It’s fall across American and its almost November. While we often associate November with fall and the holidays it's also important to know November is National Diabetes Awareness Month. “National Diabetes Month is observed every November so individuals, health care professionals, organizations, and communities across the country can bring attention to diabetes and its impact on millions of Americans.”
Each year the National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP) dedicates the month’s awareness to a different theme. The theme for National Diabetes Awareness Month is: Managing Diabetes – It’s Not Easy, But It’s Worth It. According to NDEP, “This theme highlights the importance of managing diabetes to prevent diabetes-related health problems such as heart attack, stroke, kidney disease, vision loss, and amputation. The theme also serves as a reminder to people who may be struggling with the demands of managing diabetes that they are not alone.”
Showing your support and awareness for National Diabetes Month is a great way to give back to the community. You can help educate people, support young people and adults with Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes and make the month be all about them!
For more information please visit: The American Diabetes Association