November is American Diabetes Month and it’s still November, so heads up!
Over 30 million people in the U.S. have diabetes; that’s 9.4% of the population or almost 1 out of every 10 people. Millions more have prediabetes, but most of them do not know they have it. Untreated, prediabetes leads to type 2 diabetes within 5 years. Those are some big numbers!
Why does it matter? According to the CDC, people with diabetes are at increased risk of serious health complications, including vision loss, heart disease, stroke, kidney failure, amputations, and premature death (more here).
Just One Thing to do: Make sure you and your loved ones have all been tested for diabetes and prediabetes!