Follow the American Diabetes Association @AmDiabetesAssn and join the conversation with #StopDiabetes, #diabetes, and #AmericanDiabetesMonth. Diabetes affects nearly 30 million children and adults in the U.S. today—nearly 10 percent of the population.
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.”
Diabetes is one of the leading causes of disability and death in thNe US. It can cause blindness, nerve damage, kidney disease, and other health problems if it’s not controlled. November is Diabetes Awareness month, pass it on.