Ten Ways to Observe National Diabetes Month

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Hands forming a heart around the blue awareness circle -- Ten Ways to Observe National Diabetes Month

November is National Diabetes Month, and much government and media attention is focused on the need to slow the growing “epidemic” of diabetes and prediabetes in the United States. Efforts to this end include the CDC’s (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) Do I Have Prediabetes? campaign, which encourages people to take an online risk test to assess their personal risk of developing the condition and to see a doctor if their test results suggest a high risk.

But what if you already have diabetes? Is there anything in National Diabetes Month for you? Of course there is! For people who already have diabetes, it’s as good a time as any to take a look at your diabetes management and ask yourself how things are going. Are there areas that need improvement? Are you interested in connecting with other people who have diabetes? Would you like to participate in a diabetes fundraiser? Would you like to learn something new? Here are some suggestions for making the most of a month devoted to diabetes.

Originally Published November 2, 2012

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