November is American Diabetes Month

November is American Diabetes Month,Vail Ranch Pharmacy

Sponsor: American Diabetes Association

American Diabetes Month is a time to raise awareness of diabetes prevention and control. In the United States, more than 25 million people are living with diabetes and 79 million more are at risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

Over time, if it’s not controlled, type 2 diabetes can cause serious health problems like heart disease, stroke, and blindness. You may be at risk for type 2 diabetes if you:

  • Are overweight
  • Exercise less than 3 times a week
  • Are over 45 years old
  • Have high blood pressure or high cholesterol
  • Are African American, Latino, American Indian, Alaska Native, Asian American or Pacific Islander
  • Have a parent, brother, or sister with diabetes

You can do a lot to lower your chances of getting type 2 diabetes by:

  • Eating healthy
  • Watching your weight
  • Being active
  • Controlling your blood pressure and cholesterol


Stop Diabetes
Stop Diabetes is the Association's movement to end the devastating toll that diabetes takes on the lives of millions of individuals and families across our nation. Join the Millions℠ in the Movement. Together we can Stop Diabetes®. Support and TAKE THE PLEDGE.

We offer FREE successful Living with Diabetes Classes every month. For a full schedule please visit our EVENTS.

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