Thursday, September 27, 2007

November is American Diabetes Month

Well, November is 34 days away and during American Diabetes Month, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) will highlight these "Many Faces of Diabetes."
  • Caregivers: (November 1-3) Supporting a loved one with diabetes can present its own unique challenges.
  • Employees: (November 4-10) Promoting healthy lifestyles in the workplace can help to prevent type 2 diabetes and its complications, saving companies thousands of dollars a year.
  • Diabetes around the world: (November 11-17) Worldwide over 246 million people have diabetes. By 2020, that number is expected to rise to 350 million.
  • At-risk populations: (November 18-24) One in two minorities born in 2000 will develop diabetes in their lifetime if current trends continue.
  • Youth and Type 1 Diabetes: (November 25-30) Youth diagnosed with type 1 diabetes have the most urgent need for care. The new ADA Planet D campaign will provide resources and networking to those youth and their families.
If you want to participate in something during this month, check out the ADA website to find out What's Happening Locally.

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