Did you know that every 17 seconds someone in America is diagnosed with diabetes? Nearly 30 million people, or about 9 percent of the U.S. population, have diabetes. It remains the 7th leading cause of death in the U.S.
National Diabetes Month is observed every November when individuals, organizations and communities across the country shine a spotlight on diabetes. Throughout National Diabetes Month, the National Diabetes Education Program and its partners will work to highlight the critical link between diabetes and heart disease with the theme: Be Smart About Your Heart: Control the ABCs of Diabetes.
Circle Solutions supports The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases’ efforts to increase awareness about diabetes prevention and is a strong advocate for getting the word out that people can manage their diabetes and lower their risk of complications.
Sources: CDC National Diabetes Statistics Report, 2014, American Diabetes Association