November is National Diabetes Month and here at The American Recall Center, we wanted to do our part in helping to raise awareness. Diabetes affects over 25 million people in the United States, or 8.3% of the entire population. Within those 25 million people, over 8 million are undiagnosed, or do not know they are living with diabetes. For diabetes being so widespread, there is a lack of common knowledge about how to recognize diabetes, the different types, and what it takes to manage the disease. There are also potential risks associated with taking diabetes medication, such as Actos, that we are happy to educate this community about. An Actos recall has been issued in France and Germany, while the US issued a black box warning on the drug in 2007.
At The American Recall Center, we want to use National Diabetes Month as a platform to help educate everyone about life with diabetes and what they can do to help. With that idea in mind, we reached out to bloggers from all different walks of diabetic-life and asked them for one thing they would like the world to know about this condition. The infographic below, “Life With Diabetes” describes what they want the world to know. So this November, help us raise diabetes awareness by sharing, posting, adding your own voice, and making diabetes awareness the forefront of the national conversation!
Did You Know?
1. Priya Kedlaya, Sugar Free Sweetheart
2. 2011 national diabetes fact sheet. (2011, 05 20). Retrieved from http://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/pubs/general11.htm
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