November is National Diabetes Month

November is National Diabetes Month
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Here’s to managing your diabetes for a longer, healthier life.

There isn’t a cure yet for diabetes, but a healthy lifestyle can really reduce its impact on your life. What you do every day makes the difference: eating a healthy diet, being physically active, taking medicines if prescribed, and keeping health care appointments to stay on track.

More than 30 million people in the United States have diabetes, but 1 out of 4 of them don’t know they have it! There are three main types of diabetes: type 1, type 2, and gestational diabetes (diabetes while pregnant, which can put the pregnancy and baby at risk and lead to type 2 diabetes later).

Most people with diabetes—9 out of 10—have type 2 diabetes. With type 2 diabetes, your body doesn’t use insulin well and is unable to keep blood sugar at normal levels. If you have any of the risk factors below, ask your doctor if you should be tested for diabetes. The sooner you find out, the sooner you can start making healthy changes that will benefit you now and in the future.
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Type 2 diabetes risk factors include:

  • Being overweight.
  • Being 45 years or older.
  • Having a parent, brother, or sister with type 2 diabetes.
  • Being physically active less than 3 times a week.
  • Ever having gestational diabetes or giving birth to a baby who weighed more than 9 pounds.

Race and ethnicity also matter: African Americans, Hispanic/Latino Americans, American Indians, Alaska Natives, Pacific Islanders and some Asian Americans are at higher risk.

Visit the CDC Video Library to view the the ‘Diabetes MiniSeries’ which provides crucial information about Diabetes, plus insights on PreDiabetes, risk factors, managing diabetes, preventing or delaying type 2 diabetes, and more.

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