November is Diabetes Awareness Month

07 November 2017 Published in News and Updates

Focusing on Diabetes Prevention 

A 2017 report from the CDC shows that:

  • More than 30 million U.S. adults have diabetes, and 24% don't know they have it.
  • About 84 million U.S. adults (more than a third) had prediabetes in 2015, and 88% didn't know.

The CDC also reports that people with prediabetes who take part in a structured lifestyle change program can cut the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by as much as 58%. Find out what you need to start or maintain a CDC-recognized lifestyle change program at your health center. Here are some clinical practice recommendations:

The American Diabetes Association’s (ADA) 2017 Standards of Care in Diabetes

The NIH's Guiding Principles for the Care of People With or at Risk for Diabetes

Promote National Diabetes Month

Partners, organizations, and health care professionals can get involved in National Diabetes Month too! Use the resources below to share our 2017 theme – You Are the Center of Your Diabetes Care Team – in your communities.

Share Resources

For People with Diabetes

Remind people with diabetes that they are the most important member of their diabetes care team, and that they should seek support from health care professionals, family, friends, and their community to successfully manage their diabetes.

For Community Organizations

Create or improve existing programs on diabetes prevention and management.

For Health Care Professionals

Refer to 10 clinically useful principles that identify and synthesize areas of general agreement among existing diabetes management and prevention guidelines.