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Diabetes Spotlight

Approximately 10 percent of the U.S. population has diabetes, and almost 24 percent of them don’t know it. Diabetes awareness, screening, and management is important year-round. In honor of Diabetes Awareness Month in November, here are a few things you can do:

  • Learn more. Start with the resources we’ve shared below.
  • Listen to & join the national conversation. Follow the American Diabetes Association‘s #EverydayReality campaign.
  • Get screened. Schedule an appointment with your health care provider to get screened for diabetes. KAMU’s member clinics are ready to provide screening and related services, regardless of ability to pay.

For Health Care Professionals
Many challenges are faced by persons diagnosed with diabetes, including but not limited to access to and cost of healthier food options, cultural values, and safety of living environment and communities, to name a few examples. While there is not one solution to success or improvement, the following tools and resources are available to address diabetes management:

For Patients
Did you know you can prevent or delay type 2 diabetes by maintaining a healthy weight, eating well, and being active? Learn more about prevention and management below.