November is American Diabetes Month, a time to rally individuals, communities, and families to Join the Millions in the movement to Stop Diabetes®. This year, the American Diabetes Association is asking individuals to take a pledge and raise their hand to Stop Diabetes.
With nearly 26 million children and adults in American living with diabetes, and another 79 million at high risk for developing type 2 diabetes, the disease is taking a devastating physical, emotional, and financial toll on our country. Yet, most Americans don’t consider diabetes a serious matter. They feel it is someone else’s responsibility; someone else’s problem.
Recent numbers by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention paint a desperate situation of where we are at, and where we are headed:
Become Involved in American Diabetes Month® 2011
Help educate your patients, friends and family by enhancing their awareness about diabetes and by participating in events near you. Visit www.diabetes.org for educational materials and additional American Diabetes Month program information.