November is Diabetes Awareness Month

John Crowley
By John CrowleyCA Latest Reply 2011-04-15 22:02:32 -0500
Started 2010-11-04 15:42:05 -0500

Diabetes is a global epidemic. There are nearly 24 million Americans who have diabetes. And the frightening part is that millions of people are undiagnosed.

This month reminds us all to recognize the signs of diabetes and help our friends, family, and neighbors to recognize the signs as well. We can each play a role in helping people to get the diagnosis and help that they need.

To help in these efforts, Diabetic Connect has created a Diabetes Awareness page with a whole host of resources to help. There's a free downloadable brochure, there's an interactive quiz to check your risk for type 2, and great information and links to use.

Check it out here: http://www.diabeticconnect.com/awareness


9 replies

Gabby
GabbyPA 2010-11-15 09:09:33 -0600 Report

So! How did everyone do? The big blue test...did you see the benefit of exercise? Did you watch the video and donate insulin to a child? I hope you all were able to make someone more aware of how diabetes affects our lives.

Anonymous
Anonymous 2010-11-09 09:39:50 -0600 Report

November is American Diabetes Month, a time to communicate the seriousness of diabetes and the importance of diabetes prevention and control. For the past 20 years, diabetes rates have been increasing rapidly and it is quickly becoming America’s new health epidemic. It is listed as the 7th leading cause of death in the US and over 24 million Americans have the disease. Another alarming statistic is that of those 24 million, 6 million Americans have diabetes and don’t know it.

As the prevalence of diabetes cases continues to rise, it is critical to become educated and raise awareness of this deadly disease. It’s easy to have a role in the fight against diabetes; here’s how:

Get tested!

Take control of your health and monitor your condition! You can order a Complete Diabetic Profile for only $199 at personalabs.com. (for an even lower price use discount code LAB4NF) This panel is used as a routine follow-up survey of your diabetic condition. It includes the most common follow-up tests used to evaluate control of your disease as well as some associated condition. This test will help you and your healthcare provider know if any changes in lifestyle activities and/or medications are needed.

You can also monitor your blood sugar levels by ordering a Hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) several times throughout the year. This test shows how well you’ve controlled your blood sugar during the preceding 3 month period and costs only $25.

Find out why the HbA1c test is so important for people with diabetes: http://diabetes.webmd.com/guide/glycated-hemo...

For American Diabetes Month, be proactive and take control of your health! Go to www.personalabs.com to order your blood tests.
**Make sure to use discount code LAB4NF to save money on your order!**

RockyMtnGal
RockyMtnGal 2010-11-06 16:43:44 -0500 Report

Just curious…what is our ribbon/cause color (like breast cancer is pink)?

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