Know your risk: Prevent diabetes

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November is National Diabetes Month! In the U.S., nearly 26 million people are living with diabetes and 80 million have prediabetes. Left untreated, diabetes can lead to many serious complications and is a leading cause of death and disability.

The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases offers many free publications to learn about your risk and what you can do to prevent diabetes:

Am I at risk for type 2 diabetes? Taking Steps to Lower Your Risk of Getting Diabetes (English and Spanish)
Be Active When You Have Diabetes
Causes of Diabetes
The Diabetes Dictionary (English and Spanish)
Prevent diabetes problems: Keep your diabetes under control (English and Spanish)
Preventing Diabetes Problems: What You Need to Know
What I need to know about Eating and Diabetes (English and Spanish)
What I need to know about Diabetes Medicines (English and Spanish)

Free copies of these and many other publications can be found online and ordered through the National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse.