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November is Diabetes Month

November is Diabetes Month
Every 21 seconds someone in the U.S. is diagnosed with diabetes

According to the National Diabetes Statistics Report 2017, 30.2 million people in the United States have diabetes and 23% of people with diabetes don’t know they have it. Approximately 84.1 million people in the U.S. have prediabetes, which is an abnormal condition of elevated blood sugars that often precedes type 2 diabetes. And 90% of people with pre-diabetes don’t know they have it!

Diabetes is the 7th leading cause of death and costs $245 billion dollars a year. People with diabetes are at higher risk of serious health complications like stroke, blindness, kidney disease, heart disease and loss of toes, feet or legs.

Often type 2 diabetes can be prevented or delayed with healthy eating that leads to weight loss, if needed and by staying active for at least 20 minutes a day.

To lower your risk of type 2 diabetes:

- Consider adding more fruits and vegetables to your diet
- Going for a walk at lunch or for a bike ride after work

If you want to learn more or find out if you are at risk for diabetes, take the diabetes risk test at

If you or a loved one are living with diabetes, the BID-Plymouth Diabetes Education Program can help you learn how to stay healthy and decrease the risk of diabetes complications. For more information call 508-830-2446.

275 Sandwich Street
Plymouth, MA 02360
(508) 746-2000

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