|National Diabetes Month|
|By EMS Captain Liz Murphy|
|November 1, 2023|
November is National Diabetes Month.
This year's theme is gestational diabetes: National Diabetes Month is focusing on gestational diabetes. This occurs to women who develop diabetes during pregnancy. Once a woman is diagnosed with this form of diabetes in pregnancy, she risks developing diabetes at some point later in her lifetime. You may also have a lifelong risk of diabetes if you give birth to a baby weighing over nine pounds.
National Diabetes Month was established to address the increasing prevalence of diabetes and its significant impact on public health. It is supported by healthcare organizations, advocacy groups, and individuals committed to diabetes awareness and prevention.
Over time, National Diabetes Month has played a vital role in promoting diabetes education, encouraging healthier lifestyles, and advancing research and treatment options to improve the lives of individuals living with diabetes.
WHY NATIONAL DIABETES MONTH IS IMPORTANT
A: There are two main conditions
B: Know your risk factors
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