Over the last two decades, the number of adults diagnosed with diabetes has increased significantly in our country. Diabetes is a chronic illness that can lead to heart disease, kidney disease, loss of vision, and other serious health problems. Today, more than 34 million American adults have diabetes, and an estimated 88 million may be at risk of developing diabetes. National Diabetes Month reaffirms the commitment to raise awareness of all forms of this dangerous illness (including type 1, type 2, gestational diabetes, prediabetes) and find a cure.
November is National Diabetes Awareness Month: a time to speak out about the things we don't always talk about, help our friends and communities understand the realities of living with diabetes, and share our experiences. In the past CIOGC partnered with MYNA hosted a webinar where one of the topics discussed elaborated the resources and help available to promote diabetes awareness. Raising awareness is one of the critical components in combatting these issues.
For the past year and a half, diabetics have been at increased health risk as their illness makes them more susceptible to the worst of COVID19. Many young Americans have developed type 2 diabetes and are at risk of developing serious health problems in later years. In response, CIOGC partnered with other organizations to help fundraise and support people of the community by offering free health screenings. This includes blood pressure, diabetes and cholesterol, health advice, and much more. Help our efforts in raising awareness and support us in providing resources to our community.