Knowing, May Save Your Life.

Diabetes can strike anyone, at any time. It is important  to raise awareness within our circle of influence (family, friends, coworkers) as well as your community.

Below is information  you can use to raise awareness, including local organizations who make it a part of their mission.

November is Diabetes Awareness Month

Every November is promoted by a number of organizations as Diabetes Awareness Month. Each develops their own messaging to increase the relevance of the condition so you may hear it called many different things.

In 2019, we will observe World Diabetes Day on Thursday, November 14th The International Diabetes Federation has selected the theme to continue to be “The Family & Diabetes” and will run the program until November, 2020.

Their message is to :

  • Raise awareness of the impact that diabetes has on the family and support network of those affected.
  • Promote the role of the family in the management, care, prevention and education of diabetes

The American Diabetes Association focuses on the entire month of November. When their theme is announced, it will be added to this page. Their information can be found on the “American Diabetes Month” page.

The NIH’s National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases is focusing on “Health After Gestational Diabetes.” They are raising an awareness of  women becoming a diabetic post childbirth.

As additional information becomes available, it will be added

Local Effort/Global Support.

Local community organizations, including civic organizations, healthcare systems, government and other have the best available means to get the word out to those who are most affected. Your neighbors.

Your local Lion’s Club is expanding its’ focus from blindness, to include diabetes. please read the article below to learn more

Diabetes Awareness Programs – Lion’s International

Please Contact Us or visit our Resources page for additional information.

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