We're partway through Diabetes Awareness Month -- it happens November every year -- but with all the other news competing for your attention, you might not even know about it, let alone knowing about the disease itself.
Yet, latest numbers tell us that more than 30 million Americans, including up to 4 million Californians, have diabetes, a complex disease resulting from abnormalities in insulin production,
But the really alarming fact is not just that these numbers are climbing steadily but also that many potential victims don’t even know they have it and therefore can't act to help themselves.
This, in fact, is what Diabetes Awareness Month, or American Diabetes Month as it's sometimes known, is all about.
"The everyday reality for the millions of American living with diabetes should be heard," says the American Diabetes Association (ADA) in its campaign literature.
Here's some information that might help you increase your awareness about the disease.
What is Diabetes?
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