World Diabetes Day: November 14th

Today is WORLD DIABETES DAY!

In order to celebrate, monuments are being lit up blue in recognition of those people living with diabetes. 

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How does World Diabetes Day apply to you?

Find out if you’re at risk for diabetes… Take the blue circle test!

Do you wonder what the life of a person with diabetes is like? You can find out – through pictures! The International Diabetes Federation has also put together a collage of sorts to take you through the life of a person living with diabetes. The mosaic will be displayed for all to see at Union Station in Washington, D.C., Nov. 13 and Nov. 14.

How common is diabetes in our country?

  • 8% of the United States population has been diagnosed with type 1 or type 2 diabetes
  • Type II diabetes makes up 90% of our population. 
  • 35% of the population is considered “prediabetic” or has been found to display “impaired glucose tolerance.”
  • If those people that have prediabetes don’t make lifestyle changes in the next four years, we’re going to see a SIGNIFICANT increase in the population with diabetes. 
  • Some predict that by 2030, 1 out of every 10 people in the world will have diabetes. 

Please go and get checked if you’re at risk. It’s so much easier if diabetes is caught earlier, rather than later. 

 

 

 

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