This November, Benefits.gov is recognizing American Diabetes Month to raise awareness of diabetes and to provide information and available resources to help prevent and manage diabetes.
National Diabetes Month is sponsored by the American Diabetes Association (ADA), which leads the fight against the deadly consequences of diabetes and promotes living a healthy life. The ADA continues to stand for those affected by the disease through:
To combat this dangerous disease, the ADA along with the American Medical Association and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have sponsored the National Diabetes Prevention Program. This program is managed by the Department of Health and Human Service (HHS) and is an evidence-based lifestyle change program for preventing type 2 diabetes among people with pre-diabetes or at high risk for type 2 diabetes. To learn more about the program, visit the National Diabetes Prevention Program benefit detail page.
The Special Diabetes Program for Indians is available for eligible American Indian or Alaska Natives. This program focuses on primary, secondary, and tertiary diabetic prevention and treatment and related data collection. For more information on this program, visit the Indian Health Services (IHS).
To find more health-related benefit programs, browse the Healthcare and Medical Assistance category on Benefits.gov. Take the Benefit Finder questionnaire to find other benefit programs you or your loved one may be eligible to receive.
Please remember these resources for you or a loved one that may be affected by diabetes as you continue down a path toward a healthier lifestyle.