Diabetes is one of the leading causes of disability and death in the United States. It can cause blindness, nerve damage, kidney disease, and other health problems if it’s not controlled.
People who are at high risk for type 2 diabetes can lower their risk by more than half if they make healthy changes like increasing physical activity, losing weight, and eating healthy.
We can use American Diabetes Month to raise awareness about diabetes risk factors and encourage people to make healthy changes.
healthfinder.gov provides toolkits for several National Health Observances including American Diabetes Month in November. The toolkits provide resources for organizations like schools, healthcare providers, health departments, and more to raise awareness about critical public health issues, like the importance of preventing diabetes.
Visit healthfinder.gov for resources to help you raise awareness about American Diabetes Month.
- Add information about preventing type 2 diabetes to your newsletter.
- Tweet about American Diabetes Month.
- Host a community event where families can be active while learning about local health resources.
Health professionals: Check out this free training that teaches health care providers how to reduce hypoglycemic adverse drug events (ADEs) in patients with diabetes and earn continuing education.