November is National Diabetes Month

The National Diabetes Education Program of the US Dept. of Health & Human Services is trying to make us more aware of Diabetes.

November is National Diabetes Month

-Cindy J. Lau-Evans    

In the US, human diabetes* is seen by many as a national epidemic affecting approximately 26 million people—more than eight percent of the population.

Diabetes increases risk for many serious health problems.  Complications from diabetes are believed to negatively eyesight, hearing, skin, oral health, feet, blood pressure …and more.  Complications from diabetes appear to affect different segments of the population disproportionately.

The National Diabetes Education Program of the US Dept. of Health & Human Services is one group that is trying to make us more aware of Diabetes and to provide education for the prevention and/or management of diabetes. http://ndep.nih.gov/index.aspx

If you are interested for yourself and/or workplace, here is their link for campaign materials: http://ndep.nih.gov/partners-community-organization/national-diabetes-month/campaign-materials.aspx

* Many pet owners do not realize it, but many animals can get diabetes and, apparently, incidents of diabetes is on the rise for cats and dogs.