Diabetes North Carolina

Diabetes North Carolina

National Diabetes Awareness Month

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month. More than 29 million people in the United States have diabetes, but 1 out of 4 of them don't know they have it. Diabetes is a disease in which the body does not produce or properly use insulin (insulin resistance). Insulin is a hormone that is needed to convert sugar, starches and other food into energy needed for daily life. The cause of diabetes continues to be a mystery, although both genetics and environmental factors appear to play roles. To find out if you are at risk, take the Diabetes Risk Assessment.


Nearly 400 people, including 100 students, were screened for prediabetes at North Carolina Central University on the weekend of September 7-9, 2017 as part of the Diabetes Day Game. Students of SOFHE (Society of Future Health Educators) at the university volunteered by escorting participants to two prediabetes screening stations where CDC prediabetes paper screenings and A1c blood level tests were completed. Students also walked around during the pep rally and game encouraging fans to participate.

You may be at risk for diabetes if you:

Resources:

Information for Providers
National Diabetes Awareness Month Social Media Posts
National Diabetes Education Program
International Diabetes Federation
CDC National Diabetes Program

Information for Consumers
What is Diabetes
Diabetes Management

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