National Diabetes Month is observed every November so individuals, health care professionals, organizations, and communities across the country can bring attention to diabetes and its impact on millions of Americans.
Dr. Richmond and Dr. Flo want to highlight the importance of managing diabetes to prevent diabetes-related health problems such as heart attack, stroke, kidney disease, vision loss, and amputation.
“We want to send a reminder to people who may be struggling with the demands of managing diabetes,” adds Dr. Richmond, “You are not alone.“
- One in 11 Americans have diabetes – that’s more than 29 million people.
- And another 86 million adults in the United States are at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
There is good news!
People who are at high risk for type 2 diabetes can lower their risk by more than half if they make three healthy tweaks. These changes include: