November is American Diabetes Month

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November is American Diabetes Month In the never-ending effort to raise awareness about diabetes, the American Diabetes Association has used November as "American Diabetes Month," giving us all the chance to discuss the importance and seriousness of diabetes prevention and control.

November is American Diabetes Month
In the never-ending effort to raise awareness about diabetes, the American Diabetes Association has used November as "American Diabetes Month," giving us all the chance to discuss the importance and seriousness of diabetes prevention and control. Please help us spread the word about this important cause.

In the United States, nearly 24 million children and adults are living with diabetes and an additional 57 million Americans are at risk. Unless the current trend ends, one out of three children born today will face a future with diabetes. Since 1987, diabetes-related deaths have increased by 45 percent, while deaths related to heart disease, stroke and cancer have declined.

The effects of diabetes are often severe, causing nerve damage, slowed digestion, sexual dysfunction, heart disease, stroke, possible amputation, and diabetes is the leading cause of new cases of blindness in adults. Diabetes is not only debilitating, it is also costly. It is estimated that $1 out of every $5 spent on healthcare is for diabetes-related care, and those who have diabetes spend over two times as much on healthcare compared to those without diabetes.

Diabetes does not always present early clear symptoms. Approximately one out of three people with type-2 diabetes experience no symptoms or go undiagnosed for years. This is why it is very important to take early action in addressing the possible onset of diabetes and why "American Diabetes Month" should be recognized every month, not just in November.

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Nov 18, 2010
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