November 1st marks the beginning of National Diabetes Month. According to the American Diabetes Association (ADA) almost half of America’s adult population suffers from diabetes. The CDC estimates that over 30 million Americans over the age of 18 have diabetes, and a shocking 84 million Americans have pre-diabetes.
It is important to recognize the stigma that surrounds diabetes and those who suffer from it. Assumptions are often made that those with diabetes brought in on themselves by making poor lifestyle choices. This is certainly not the case. The month of recognition for diabetes is meant to call attention to prevention and treatments for diabetes while putting a focus on individuals who suffer from this disease at every age. 2020’s national diabetes month of November is focusing on children who are living with this disease.
Follow this link to complete a 60 second quiz on your risk level for developing diabetes. https://bit.ly/2HyfQBZ Education and preventative steps serve as an important part of controlling the effects of this diabetes.