November is National Diabetes Awareness Month
Published on Wednesday, November 20, 2013 - 9:09am
Diabetes is a group of diseases marked by high levels of blood glucose resulting from defects in insulin production, insulin action, or both. Diabetes can lead to serious complications and premature death, but people with diabetes can take steps to control the disease and lower the risk of complications.
Did you know?
- Nearly 26 million children and adults in the U.S. have diabetes
- Nearly 79 million Americans have prediabetes and are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes
- Diabetes affects men and women of all races, ethnicities and body types
- Diabetes reportedly costs the U.S. $245 billion per year
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