Skip directly to search Skip directly to A to Z list Skip directly to site content
CDC Home

National Diabetes Awareness Month -- November 1996

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month. In the United States, approximately half of the estimated 16 million persons with diabetes are believed to be aware of their condition. This month, efforts will emphasize preventing severe long-term complications of diabetes (i.e., blindness, amputations, heart disease, renal disease, and premature death).

Each year, approximately 625,000 new cases of diabetes are diagnosed (1). Some persons without diabetes can reduce their risk for developing the disease or delay its onset through appropriate levels of physical activity (2). Persons initiating new exercise regimens should do so gradually after seeking guidance from their health-care provider.

Additional information about diabetes is available from diabetes-control programs in state and territorial health departments and from the Diabetes Home Page on the CDC Home Page on the World Wide Web (


  1. The National Diabetes Data Group, National Institutes of Health. Diabetes in America. 2nd ed. Bethesda, Maryland: US Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, National Institutes of Health, 1995; DHHS publication no. (NIH)95-1468.

  2. US Department of Health and Human Services. Physical activity and health: a report of the Surgeon General. Atlanta: US Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, CDC, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, 1996.

Use of trade names and commercial sources is for identification only and does not imply endorsement by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

References to non-CDC sites on the Internet are provided as a service to MMWR readers and do not constitute or imply endorsement of these organizations or their programs by CDC or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. CDC is not responsible for the content of pages found at these sites. URL addresses listed in MMWR were current as of the date of publication.

All MMWR HTML versions of articles are electronic conversions from typeset documents. This conversion might result in character translation or format errors in the HTML version. Users are referred to the electronic PDF version ( and/or the original MMWR paper copy for printable versions of official text, figures, and tables. An original paper copy of this issue can be obtained from the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO), Washington, DC 20402-9371; telephone: (202) 512-1800. Contact GPO for current prices.

**Questions or messages regarding errors in formatting should be addressed to The U.S. Government's Official Web PortalDepartment of Health and Human Services
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention   1600 Clifton Rd. Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
800-CDC-INFO (800-232-4636) TTY: (888) 232-6348 - Contact CDC–INFO
A-Z Index
  1. A
  2. B
  3. C
  4. D
  5. E
  6. F
  7. G
  8. H
  9. I
  10. J
  11. K
  12. L
  13. M
  14. N
  15. O
  16. P
  17. Q
  18. R
  19. S
  20. T
  21. U
  22. V
  23. W
  24. X
  25. Y
  26. Z
  27. #