It never ceases to amaze me with all the information out there on improving our health, for example, preventing or decreasing the chances of diabetes, it is on the rise!
Diabetes is a serious disease that affects the body’s ability to produce or respond properly to insulin, a hormone that allows blood glucose (sugar) to enter the cells of the body and be used for energy. Nearly 21 million children and adults in the U.S. have diabetes. It is the fifth deadliest disease in the U.S., yikes!
Every November, the American Diabetes Association encourages the public to learn more about diabetes and the risks associated with the disease. Below are some ways you can become involved in this year’s American Diabetes Month.
Join the MillionsSM 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.
Beginning November 1, the public can take action by taking the American Diabetes Month pledge on Facebook.
Here are other ways you can become involved:
1. Attend an American Diabetes Month event in your area
2. Visit www.stopdiabetes.com
3. Call 1-800-DIABETES
4. Text JOIN to 69866 (standard data and message rates apply)
For more information, please click here.