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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 29.1 million people in the United States, or 8.3% of the entire population. Of those 29.1 million people, 95% of them have type 2 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.
People with different diagnoses, such as type 1, type 2 and gestational diabetes, face unique challenges for managing their health. There are also potential risks associated with taking diabetes medications. One group of medications for treating type 2 diabetes, SGLT2 Inhibitors (like Invokana), may increase the risk of developing diabetic ketoacidosis, a condition that can be life-threatening.
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. 2011 national diabetes fact sheet. (2011, 05 20). Retrieved from http://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/pubs/general11.htm