November is National Diabetes Month!

Posted by AAIP News on 11/03/2014

November is National Diabetes Month!

To support National Diabetes Month this November, the NDEP and its partners want people to Be Smart About Your Heart: Control the ABCs of Diabetes

More than 29 million Americans have diabetes, and it is estimated that one in every four people with diabetes does not even know they have the disease. If left undiagnosed or untreated, diabetes can lead to serious health problems, including heart attack and stroke.

The good news is that people with diabetes can lower their chances of having diabetes-related heart problems by managing their Diabetes ABCs.

  • A is for the A1C test (A-one-C). This is a blood test that measures your average blood sugar (glucose) level over the past three months.
  • B is for Blood pressure.
  • C is for Cholesterol.
  • S is for stopping smoking.

NDEP offers many resources to help people with diabetes take important steps to stay healthy and prevent diabetes-related heart problems. For more information, as well as promotional tools you can use to promote National Diabetes Month in your community visitwww.YourDiabetesInfo.org/DiabetesMonth2014External Web Site Policy.