Save Lives by Raising Awareness for Diabetes This November

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28.5 million people in the United States have diabetes and there were around 1.9 million new cases in people aged 20 and older last year alone.

Did you know that you can do something about it?

This November is American Diabetes Month, so it’s a great time to spread information about diabetes so that others can make informed, educated decisions about their lifestyles and reduce their chances of getting diabetes. It’s also a great time to support people with diabetes and their relatives.

Type 1 diabetes is triggered by certain autoimmune attacks that target insulin-producing cells. Type 2 diabetes is usually caused by lifestyle and genetic factors, such as eating too many simple sugars (stay away from those artificial juices that come in milk cartons; they’re loaded with sugar!).

While type 1 diabetes can be cured in some patients by a pancreas transplant, success is only limited and type 2 diabetes is never curable. As a result, treatment is the only option, and usually requires injecting oneself with shots of insulin. Loss toes, fingers, and other limbs due to poor circulation is not uncommon if left untreated. Blindness, kidney failure, and even death can occur as well.

In support of American Diabetes Month, we are launching Diabetes Resource Page. People can go there to learn about diabetes and learn how to support family members with diabetes and improve their lives. Everyone can share stories and save money on diabetes-related offers from brands like Life Script, Remedy Life, and P&G.

You can help save lives across America by promoting DiabetesResourcePage.com.

Guest post by Murray Newlands.

Disclaimer: My company, Influence People, does blogger relations outreach for Diabetes Resource Page.

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