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November is American Diabetes Month!

Join ChapCare this November in spreading the word about diabetes awareness and prevention!

Diabetes doing glucose level test. Vegetables in background

Diabetes continues to be one of the leading causes of death and disability in the United States.

Did you know?

  • 2 out of 5 Americans are expected to develop diabetes during their lifetime
  • 30 million children and adults have diabetes in the United States
  • An additional 86 million Americans are pre-diabetic, meaning they are at a high risk of developing type 2 diabetes
  • The cost of diabetes in the United States is estimated to be $245 billion

How can you reduce your risk?

Fortunately, there are many ways you can lower your risk by implementing healthy changes in your everyday life. Eating healthy, regular exercise, and moderate weight loss can go a long way in preventing or delaying the onset of type II diabetes. Make sure you schedule regular check-ups with your primary care physician. Remember to take advantage of the FREE prevention services health plans are mandated to offer through the Affordable Care Act!

Go to http://www.diabetes.org/in-my-community/american-diabetes-month.html for more information about diabetes and tips on staying healthy.

 

*Source: http://www.cdc.gov/features/livingwithdiabetes/