National Diabetes Month
November is National Diabetes Month when communities nationwide seek to bring attention to diabetes. This year’s focus is on taking action to prevent diabetes health problems.
Diabetes is a disease that occurs when your blood glucose, also called blood sugar, is too high. It affects about 37 million Americans, including adults and youth. Diabetes can damage the eyes, kidneys, nerves, and heart and is linked to some types of cancer.
But there’s also good news: Taking charge of your health may help you prevent diabetes health problems.
Download resources to share this important message.
Get the latest guidelines.
Whether you’re a physician, nurse, educator, or other health care professional, staying up to date on clinical practice guidelines is critical. Get the resources you need and discover the latest updates in the Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes.
Diabetic eye disease, a leading cause of blindness, often has no early warning signs. But you can help people with diabetes prevent vision loss by encouraging them to get regular eye exams so they can catch problems early — and get timely treatment and the right follow-up care.
During National Diabetes Month, join the National Eye Health Education Program (NEHEP) in spreading the word about how people with diabetes can protect their vision! Use our educational resources to ensure your community knows the facts about diabetic eye disease.
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Use our resources to spread the word about how people with diabetes can protect their vision.