National Diabetes Awareness Month Kickoff

It’s National Diabetes Awareness Month and we’re dedicated to spreading awareness about the disease. We’re committed to improving Michigan’s health and well-being by educating individuals and families about the risk factors and warning signs associated with diabetes. Stay tuned throughout the month of November to find relevant content, videos and infographics to help raise awareness of this growing disease. If we work together, commit to positive lifestyle changes and educate those around us, we can put a stop to diabetes in Michigan.

In 2011, over 7 million people were unaware they were living with diabetes. If you are over the age of 40, have a family history of diabetes or a personal history of high blood sugar; you may be at a higher risk for developing diabetes. But it’s important for everyone to recognize the symptoms for detecting diabetes early to avoid complications later in life. What are your chances of having diabetes? Take a look at the infographic below and share it with your friends and family. It could save a life!

You’ll find more posts on diabetes all-month long at AHealthierMichigan.org and be sure to follow us on Twitter and Pinterest, and like us Facebook for tips, challenges and chances to win prizes all month.

Why We’re Celebrating National Diabetes Awareness Month 

While researchers are still studying links between gum disease and diabetes, there’s no doubt that taking care of your teeth is critical and scheduling regular checkups can help identify symptoms of diabetes. Blue Dental (SM) and Blue Vision (SM) believe good dental and vision health are just good sense – and can possibly lead to a proper diagnosis of diabetes and a host of other ailments and diseases.

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