diabetes

Did You Know That November Is: American Diabetes Month?

Here are just a few of the recent statistics on diabetes:

  • -Nearly 30 million children and adults in the United States have diabetes.
  • -Another 86 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 $245 billion.
  • Get more information here.

National Diabetes Month

November is National Diabetes Month, a time for increasing awareness of the growing disease.  To get involved, and for information on living with diabetes, as well as food and fitness resources, including holiday recipes, visit the American Diabetes Association website.  For more information on diabetes and healthy cooking, visit the Fairbanks Library or access our electronic resources from home.  At our library, you will find the magazines Cooking Light, Prevention, and Yo Con Diabetes, as well as numerous resources on our shelves at 616.462 and at 641.563.  Access Diabetes in the News, Better Nutrition, and Prevention through MasterFILE Premier. The

Defeat Diabetes

Seven million Americans may have diabetes and do not know it - are you one of them?  Do you or a loved one already have a diagnosis of diabetes?  April is Defeat Diabetes Month and we invite you to join us on Thursday, April 25 at 3:00pm, when a diabetes educator from Memorial Hermann Katy will talk about this increasingly common diagnosis.

Diabetes Program coming soon

Seven million Americans may have diabetes and not know it - are you one of them?  Do you or a loved one already have a diagnosis of diabetes?  Join us on Thursday, March 22 at 1:00p.m. when a diabetes educator from Memorial Hermann Katy will talk about this increasingly common diagnosis.

November is American Diabetes Month

Diabetes is a serious disease that can lead to potentially life-threatening complications such as heart disease, stroke and kidney disease.

  • 24 million children and adults in the United States live with diabetes
  • 57 million Americans are at risk for type 2 diabetes

This information is from the American Diabetes Association. They have more information on their web site. We also have books to help provide information. Here are some of the ones on display:

      Mayo Clinic: the Essential Diabetes Book

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