November is celebrated across the country as the National Diabetes Awareness Month. This condition has taken its toll on many Americans over the past few decades. Although it is manageable thanks to the discovery of insulin, roughly 29 million people live with this disease.
That is because diabetes can be passed from generation to generation. With the right treatment and a healthy diet, people can live up to 70 years old without worrying about this condition. Another major factor influencing the development of diabetes is that many people have a poor diet.
Based on the estimates, one in three Americans has an elevated risk of developing type 2 diabetes. It means that you might be suffering from prediabetes, and around ninety percent of the people with prediabetes are completely unaware of this diagnosable condition.
Therefore, many local communities and public health organizations across the United States have decided to come with efficient strategies to address this issue. National Diabetes Awareness Month is one of these initiatives.
For instance, some organizations and communities in Southwest Minnesota are organizing several events every week until the end of November. Those interested in bringing their contribution and having fun are free to join various programs such as the YMCA, Open Door, Medica, Sanford Health, Community Wellness Partners, and MN Lion’s Diabetes Foundation, just to name a few.
The next event will take place at Worthington Walmart, this Saturday, on the 12th of November, from 9 am to 1 pm. Participants will be able to enjoy many recreational and educational activities, such as games, exercise demonstrations, food, and many tips on how to prevent and deal with diabetes.
Adults and children will fill in a questionnaire to help specialists establish which participant is more likely to develop diabetes. Also, a Certified Diabetes Educator will provide participants with reliable info based on their questions.
For people with prediabetes, healthy diets and weight loss will reduce the risks of type 2 diabetes by at least 50 percent. This way, they will become more active, while they will also avoid spending money on expensive treatments.
During the National Diabetes Awareness Month event, participants will find out more about the upcoming events across the country as well as tips about fitness programs, nutrition, lifestyle change, and healthy dietary habits.
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