Tuesday, November 8, 2011

National Diabetes Month November 2011

In announcing November 2011 as National Diabetes Month, President Barack Obama urges all Americans to learn more about the disease and how we can manage, treat, and prevent it.

Diabetes can have a devastating impact on the health and well-being of those who are affected, and remains a major public health threat.

What is especially alarming is the increase in Type 2 diabetes and pre-diabetes among America's children. According to the Presidential Proclamation, the increase in Type 2 diabetes among our Nation’s children is linked to the rise in childhood obesity.

First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move! Initiative is designed to help children and families develop healthy habits for a healthier tomorrow.

Let us come together to increase awareness and reverse the growing incidence of diabetes in America.