November is Diabetes Awareness Month

November 07, 2018

 

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month. Learn ways to recognize diabetes, better understand your family history, and spread awareness."

Every November, we recognize National Diabetes Awareness Month and bring attention to Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. A few ways to get involved include educating yourself and others, giving back, and knowing your risk. By spreading awareness of diabetes we can diminish existing misconceptions and improve our health outcomes!    

During National Diabetes Awareness Month, inform yourself and others, about this disease:

1. Knowledge is power-  Understanding the basics of diabetes will help you make more informed health decisions. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website, diabetes is a lifelong disease that affects how your body turns food into energy.

2. Understand your family history– Family history is one of the most significant health predictors and can be used to create a personalized healthy lifestyle that best fits your needs.

3. Become an advocate- Use your social media accounts to share encouraging posts and start conversations on health and wellness on social media. Beyondtype1.org has created a list of graphics you can download and share with family and friends.