American Diabetes Month
Diabetes Awareness Month was first established in 1975. U.S. presidents and Congress, however, did not start passing proclamations to recognize November as “diabetes month” until the mid 80’s. In 1997, the American Diabetes Association trademarked “American Diabetes Month.”
About the American Diabetes Association
The American Diabetes Association’s (ADA) mission statement is: To prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. The ADA fulfills this mission by funding research, providing credible information and services to communities, and advocating for those who are denied their rights due to diabetes. The organization is dedicated to Stop Diabetes®.
2015 Diabetes Awareness Month Theme
The 2015 #DiabetesMonth theme is “#EatWellAmerica.” The American Diabetes Association wants to show people “that eating well is one of life’s greatest pleasures, and enjoying delicious, healthy food helps with diabetes management.” Throughout November the ADA (@) will be sharing recipes, shopping lists, food preparation tips, nutritional information and even plating and serving ideas.
The plan is to show our nation how easy and joyful healthy eating can be.
Save the Dates
November 14 – World Diabetes Day (@) This date is the birthday of Dr. Frederick Banting, the co-discoverer of insulin back in 1921.
November 17 – National Healthy Lunch Day Follow this event at #HealthyLunchDay and use #MyHealthyLunch to share your own healthy lunch photos.
To celebrate National Diabetes Month 2015 at your organization, visit the ADA’s American Diabetes Month web page where you can download a wealth of promotional material provided by the ADA with ideas on ways to spread awareness and support those with diabetes.