November is National Diabetes Month
By Sarah Ford on November 18, 2014
Diabetes is one of the leading causes of disability and death in the United States. If it’s not controlled, diabetes can cause blindness, nerve damage, kidney disease, and other health problems.
One in 12 Americans has diabetes – that’s more than 25 million people. And another 79 million adults in the United States are at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
The good news? People who are at high risk for type 2 diabetes can lower their risk by more than half if they make healthy changes. These changes include: eating healthy, increasing physical activity, and losing weight.
How Can You Participate in National Diabetes Month?
- Stay Connected: Keep up-to-date on the latest research and news about diabetes by following Diabetes-focused charities on social media, subscribing to their newsletters, and visiting their websites
- Donate: Support research to find treatments and a cure for diabetes, as well as resources for families and individuals living with diabetes. You can use our secure website to make a donation today, or consider donating through your employer's workplace giving program.
Start By Discovering More About These Charities:
- Dieabetes Research and Wellness Foundation
- Diabetes Research Institute Foundation
- Diabetes National Research Group