Recognizing American Diabetes Month

This November, is recognizing American Diabetes Month to raise awareness of this disease and provide information on resources available 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:

  • Funding research to prevent, cure and manage diabetes;
  • Delivering services to hundreds of communities;
  • Providing objective and credible information;
  • Giving a voice to those denied their rights because of diabetes.

To combat this dangerous disease, the ADA along with the American Medical Association and the Center for Disease Control 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 prediabetes or at high risk for type 2 diabetes. To find out more or to take the “Prediabetes Risk Test,” please visit the National Diabetes Prevention Program benefit page.

Additionally, the Special Diabetes Program for Indians is available for eligible American Indian/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 Service (HIS) website.

Please remember these resources for you or a loved one that may be affected by diabetes as you continue on a path toward a healthier lifestyle.