Defeat Diabetes Month

Monday, July 23rd, 2018

Defeat Diabetes Foundation (DDF) is on a mission to save children and their families from the pain of diabetes by empowering them with the tools to prevent diabetes or its complications.

THE CHALLENGE

An increasingly industrialized, globalized and urbanized world has led to the spread of processed and refined foods and sedentary lifestyles. These conditions are the principal culprits for the rise of conditions like Obesity and related diseases such as Type 2 Diabetes.

THE SOLUTION

By recognizing the unnatural and unhealthful ways so many billions of people now live, individuals can take conscious action in order to preserve their own health, the health of their loved ones, the health of their communities, and the health of the environment.

Through a combination of a healthful and balanced diet based on whole and fresh foods, and living lives full of activity and mindfulness, diabetes can be stopped before it starts. Take our screening test to better understand your risk for developing diabetes. Learn more about individual risk factors, and the sustainable solutions for limiting these risks. Healthful eatingactive and mindful lifestyles and a conscious approach to dietary and consumer choices will help to ensure the health and preservation of your body and mind, and of the planet that we all share.

Diabetes Education Week (National)

Tuesday, July 17th, 2018

The first full week in November is National Diabetes Education Week

Nearly 30 million Americans suffer from diabetes, another 86 million have prediabetes, and the total national cost of diagnosed diabetics is estimated to be around $245 billion. These statistics are a good reason to team up with Positive Promotions and make a positive difference for National Diabetes Awareness Month.

Symptoms & Risk Factors of Diabetes

Diabetes Month (American)

Monday, July 16th, 2018

November is National Diabetes Month. Here’s to managing your diabetes for a longer, healthier life.

There isn’t a cure yet for diabetes, but a healthy lifestyle can really reduce its impact on your life. What you do every day makes the difference: eating a healthy diet, being physically active, taking medicines if prescribed, and keeping health care appointments to stay on track.

Symptoms & Risk Factors of Diabetes

Diabetes Alert Day

Monday, July 16th, 2018

Held the fourth Tuesday of March each year, American Diabetes Association Alert Day is a day to sound the alarm about the prevalence of type 2 diabetes by asking everyone to take the Type 2 Diabetes Risk Test. The free, anonymous risk test only takes a minute to complete. By answering questions such as “Do you have a family history of diabetes?” and “Are you physically active?” you can learn if you’re at risk for type 2 diabetes in 60 seconds. Take the Test

  • Diabetes affects about 30.3 million Americans or about 9.4 percent of the U.S. population.
  • Nearly 1 in 4 adults living with diabetes, or 7.2 million Americans, are unaware that they have the disease.
  • Another 84 million Americans have prediabetes, a condition in which blood glucose levels are higher than normal, but not high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes.
  • Nine out of 10 adults with prediabetes don’t know they have it.

Symptoms & Risk Factors of Diabetes

Diabetic Eye Disease Month

Monday, July 16th, 2018

National Diabetes Month is sponsored by the American Diabetic Association (ADA) with a vision for a life free of diabetes and its consequences.  It is observed in November.  The ADA also sponsors a “Diabetes Alert Day” on the fourth Tuesday in March to raise awareness about the serious problems diabetes can cause and encourages you to take the Diabetes Risk Test.

Symptoms & Risk Factors of Diabetes

World Diabetes Day

Monday, July 16th, 2018

World Diabetes Day (WDD) is observed every year on November 14. WDD was created in 1991 by IDF and the World Health Organization in response to growing concerns about the escalating health threat posed by diabetes.

WDD is the world’s largest diabetes awareness campaign reaching a global audience of over 1 billion people in more than 160 countries. The campaign draws attention to issues of paramount importance to the diabetes world and keeps diabetes firmly in the public and political spotlight.

Symptoms & Risk Factors of Diabetes