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November is Diabetes Awareness Month, to raise the awareness for the symptoms and severity of both type 1 and type 2 diabetes.   This problem is already an epidemic and gets larger every year in the U.S. and the world.  

Here are some effects of diabetes:

-A person is diagnosed with diabetes every 19 seconds in the United States

-Diabetes is the leading cause of kidney failure

-Diabetes is one of the leading causes for blindness in America

-Diabetes increases the chance of amputation by 10% compared to those without diabetes

-Diabetes is estimated to cost the United States $245 billion dollars in direct and indirect expenses

-Around 1 in 5 dollars spent on health care is used to care for someone diagnosed with diabetes

-1 in 3 American adults has pre-diabetes and most don’t know they have it

Find out more information about diabetes and learn how to help prevent this horrible disease.  Also learn what to do if you have diabetes. 

Click here to visit the CDC’s Diabetes pages:     Link:  https://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/basics/diabetes.html