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National Diabetes Month

November is National Diabetes Month, and World Diabetes Day (WDD) is on November 14th. These days are dedicated to diabetes awareness and can be an opportunity for communities and local and regional advocates to team up with partners across the United States to:

 • Increase awareness and educate communities about the impact of diabetes.

Inform people about the importance of screening and early detection, educate patients, and increase access to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recognized diabetes programs such as, the National Diabetes Prevention Program (National DPP), and the Diabetes Self-Management and Education Support Program (DSMES)

 • Encourage healthy nutrition for the wellbeing of families.

The theme for World Diabetes Day 2021-23 is Access to Diabetes Care. The focus of the campaign in 2022 is access to diabetes education, with the slogan “Education to protect tomorrow.”

Click here for a Diabetes Awareness Toolkit from Indiana Health Dept

Diabetic Eye Disease Resources

We need your help spreading the word about diabetic eye disease. Everyone with diabetes needs to know about the steps they can take to protect their vision.  

Learn more about diabetic eye diseases: 

Browse NEHEP resources

Take Charge of Your Diabetes: Healthy Eyes (cdc.gov)

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Understanding diabetes and mental health.

Diabetes takes a toll on more than your body. It’s normal to feel emotional strain—and it’s important to ask for help

With diabetes, you have a lot on your mind.

Tracking your blood sugar levels, dosing insulin, planning your meals, staying active—it’s a lot to think about. It can leave you feeling run down, emotionally drained and completely overwhelmed. It’s called diabetes burnout. And that’s why it’s important to stay in touch with your emotions as you manage your diabetes. What are you feeling? Stressed out? Angry? Sad? Scared? Take time to take inventory of your emotions and reach out to those around you to talk honestly and openly about how you feel.

Better yet, find a mental health care provider to guide you through the emotional terrain around your disease and discover ways to lighten your mental load. With diabetes, feeling physically good is half the battle. Feeling mentally good is the other half. 

Are you a mental health professional?

Almost half of people living with diabetes in the United States experience mental health challenges. You can make a difference. Utilize the ADA free resources and learn more about our educational programs on their professional page.

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National Diabetes Education Week

November 6 – 12, 2022

Each November we shine a spotlight on diabetes and prediabetes, to raise awareness and illustrate the impact of these conditions on more than 1 in 3 Americans. As part of this focus, ADCES celebrates the first full week of November as National Diabetes Education Week, recognizing the work and contributions of diabetes care and education specialists. 

National Diabetes Education Week (diabeteseducator.org)

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