November is American Diabetes Month. Help to “Stop Diabetes”

According to the American Diabetes Association, diabetes is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. This chronic illness has serious complication up to and including death.  To create awareness about this silent epidemic November has been designated American Diabetes Month. Currently, 24 million people in the U.S. have diabetes. At this rate […]

According to the American Diabetes Association, diabetes is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. This chronic illness has serious complication up to and including death.  To create awareness about this silent epidemic November has been designated American Diabetes Month.

Stop Diabetes LogoCurrently, 24 million people in the U.S. have diabetes. At this rate one of every three children born today will become diabetic in their lifetime. Another 57 million Americans are pre-diabetic and are at risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes.  That is why the American Diabetes Association’s has developed the “Stop Diabetes” campaign. The campaign’s goal is to rally millions of Americans in the fight against diabetes, as well as proactively guard their health to prevent it.

It’s slogan of “Share. Act. Learn. Give.” encourages Americans to become part of the movement to curb a disease that is the leading cause of kidney failure in the U.S. as well as the leading cause of new cases of adult blindness.

Share – Upload a 30 second video online to show your support for the fight against diabetes.

Act – Visit stopdiabetes.com, or call 1-800-DIABETES. You can also text JOIN to 69866. You can also request a free copy of the Top Five Ways to Stop Diabetes and Get Healthy Right Now! by calling 1-800-DIABETES

Learn – Arm yourself with knowledge about diabetes in order to be empowered against it.

Give – Dedicate and donate time and money to your local American Diabetes office or by stopdiabetes.com to learn more about how you can help.

Diabetes is one of the most deadly chronic illnesses affecting Americans today. You can join the movement to stop it.  For more information, visit the American Diabetes Association’s website, like them on Facebook, and follow them on Twitter.

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