November is American Diabetes Month
November is American Diabetes Month, a time to communicate the seriousness of diabetes and the importance of diabetes prevention and control. For years, the American Diabetes Association has used this month as an opportunity to raise awareness of the disease and its serious complications.
Diabetes kills more Americans each year than breast cancer and AIDS combined. In the next 24 hours, diabetes will claim the lives of 200 people. That's 1,400 friends, neighbors, co-workers or family members. Recent estimates project that as many as 1 in 3 American adults will have diabetes in 2050 unless we take steps to Stop Diabetes.
Every 17 seconds, someone is diagnosed with diabetes. That's 35,000 friends, neighbors, co-workers or family members in the next 7 days.
1 in 12 Americans has diabetes.
1 in 4 who have diabetes don’t even know it.
1 in 3 are at risk of developing diabetes.
In the next 24 hours, over 130 people will develop kidney failure because of diabetes. That's nearly 50,000 friends, neighbors, co-workers or family members every year.
In the next 24 hours, over 5,000 new cases of diabetes will be diagnosed. That's more than 3 friends, neighbors, co-workers or family members every minute of every day.
Be active and be smart about what you consume.
For more information, please visit: www.stopdiabetes.com