Diabetes Awareness Month

November 19, 2013 12:03

don't give up

November is Diabetes Awareness Month, and before too much more time slipped away, I thought it important to mention it.

If you read my posts regularly, you know that diabetes has become a nationwide epidemic, with 25.8 million people having the disease, and 79 million people having pre-diabetes.  These are staggering numbers.

Take Control Of Your Diabetes recently came out with their latest newsletter.  You can get it here.  They are a great organization, and if you have diabetes or know someone who does, you should try to attend one of their regional conferences held all over the United States.  I attended one with two of my family members last year, and it was a wonderful day of learning.

Diabetes is not something to pretend will go away, but with diet, exercise (and sometimes medicine), many people are able to avoid the very serious complications that come with this disease.

If you have a family history of diabetes, be sure your doctor is aware of it.  Get yourself tested.  You'll be grateful you did.

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