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American Diabetes Month and World Diabetes Day

November is American Diabetes Month, and November 14is World Diabetes Day. In 2007, approximately 23.6 million persons in the United States had diabetes, and at least 57 million adults with impaired fasting glucose were at high risk for developing diabetes (1). Weight loss and physical activity can prevent or delay development of type 2 diabetes among adults at high risk. CDC supports pilot programs in five states to develop diabetes prevention interventions and policies to help persons reduce their risk (2).

This year, World Diabetes Day seeks to raise awareness about diabetes in children and adolescents. In the United States, in 2007, approximately 186,300 persons aged <20 years had diabetes (1). One of CDC's efforts to prevent diabetes in youth is The Eagle Books (http://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/pubs/eagle.htm). Initially designed to promote culturally based information about diabetes prevention, physical activity, nutrition, and healthy eating among American Indian/Alaska Native children, The Eagle Books might appeal to children and parents of all cultures. Animated versions are available for viewing online at http://www.cdc.gov/cdctv.

Additional information on diabetes is available at http://www.cdc.gov/diabetes. Information on American Diabetes Month and World Diabetes Day activities is available at http://www.diabetes.org/communityprograms-and-localevents/americandiabetesmonth.jsp and at http://www.worlddiabetesday.org.

References

  1. CDC. National diabetes fact sheet: general information and national estimates on diabetes in the United States, 2007. Atlanta, GA: US Department of Health and Human Services, CDC; 2008. Available at http://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/pubs/factsheet07.htm#contents.
  2. CDC. Diabetes 2008: disabling disease to double by 2050. Atlanta, GA: US Department of Health and Human Services, CDC; 2008. Available at http://www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/publications/aag/pdf/diabetes.pdf.

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Date last reviewed: 10/29/2008

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