National Diabetes Month Is Here

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November is National Diabetes Month, a time when communities across the country team up to bring attention to diabetes. The National Diabetes Month theme is “Take Charge of Tomorrow: Preventing Diabetes Health Problems." In addition to the web page, NIH promotes National Diabetes Month with an animated video and a promotional toolkit—which includes downloadable flyers and social media content if you would like to share and spread awareness and support this month's activities.

Diabetes is a disease that occurs when your blood glucose, also called blood sugar, is too high. It affects about 37 million Americans, including adults and youth. Diabetes can damage the eyes, kidneys, nerves, and heart, and is linked to some types of cancer. Up to 37% of people with untreated prediabetes are estimated to develop type 2 diabetes within 4 years.

Join us for an important seminar on diabetes prevention entitled, "You Can Prevent Diabetes," November 29, 2023 at 12 pm on Zoom hosted by Kaiser Permanente's Health Education team. See the flyer for details and to register.​

Additionally, please view the NIH Health and Wellness Council's fly​​er​​​ and learn ways to lower your risk of getting diabetes.

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