November Health Awareness
American Diabetes Month®
The vision of the American Diabetes Association is a life free of diabetes and all of its burdens. Raising awareness of this ever-growing disease is one of the main efforts behind the mission of the Association. American Diabetes Month® (ADM) is an important element in this effort, with programs designed to focus the nation's attention on the issues surrounding diabetes and the many people who are impacted by the disease.
Here are just a few of the recent statistics on diabetes:
- Nearly 26 million children and adults in the United States have diabetes.
- Another 79 million Americans have pre-diabetes and are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes.
- The American Diabetes Association estimates that the total national cost of diagnosed diabetes in the United States is $174 billion.
American Diabetes Month takes place each November and is a time to come together as a community to Stop Diabetes®. Please visit this link to become a part of the movement.
Lung Cancer Awareness Month
November is lung cancer awareness month! This is a national campaign that brings the lung cancer community together to raise awareness and increase attention to this disease. Click on the following links to see how you can help in your community.
National Healthy Skin Month
National Healthy Skin Month is sponsored by the American Academy of Dermatology, which has as its mission the achievement of the highest quality dermatologic care for all Americans. For additional information, please click on the following link.