November is American Diabetes Month®. It is important for all Americans to learn more about diabetes. The American Diabetes Association has created a “Share Your Vision to Stop Diabetes” video contest on www.stopdiabetes.com.
From October 15 through November 30, enter to win the “Share Your Vision to Stop Diabetes” video contest. Create a 30-second video that shows your commitment to changing the future of diabetes. You could win an Apple® iPad® and a chance to be in an upcoming American Diabetes Association public service announcement.
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Why is this important?
- A total of 23.6 million children and adults in the United States—7.8% of the population—have diabetes.
- 17.9 million people are diagnosed and 5.7 million people are undiagnosed
- Pre-diabetes affects as many as 57 million people
- There are 1.6 million new cases of diabetes are diagnosed in people aged 20 years and older each year.
- One in every three children born since 2000 faces a future with diabetes. We can reverse this trend by providing healthy food in schools where our children spend a large portion of their day.
Diabetes can be preventable for many Americans
Diet, exercise, and other lifestyle choices make an impact on whether a person develops diabetes in their lifetime. Unlike many other conditions, you do have a choice. But you need to learn more now. And to spread the word through programs such as this video contest.