American Diabetes Month Brings Awareness To Growing Health Care Crisis

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According to American Diabetes Association, 1 in 4 Americans has diabetes or is at risk for developing type 2 diabetes.

The American Diabetes Association's (ADA) American Diabetes Month brings to light the fastest growing health care crisis of the 21st century: diabetes. Nearly 75 million Americans have diabetes or are at risk of developing type 2 diabetes.


Every week in November, the ADA will highlight the "Many Faces of Diabetes."

-- Week 1 - Caregivers: Supporting a loved one with diabetes can present its own unique challenges.

-- Week 2 - Employees: Promoting healthy lifestyles in the workplace can help to prevent type 2 diabetes and its complications, saving companies thousands of dollars a year.

-- Week 3 - Diabetes around the world: Worldwide over 246 million people have diabetes.