November Marks American Diabetes Month

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diabetesDid you know that nearly 26 million children and adults in the U.S. have diabetes, and another 79 million Americans have pre-diabetes and are at risk for developing Type 2 diabetes, according to the American Diabetes Association (ADA), a Research!America member?

During the month of November, the ADA, along with other organizations, will raise awareness and understanding about this increasingly prevalent disease and ways to prevent it. This year’€™s theme is ’€œA Day in the Life of Diabetes,’€ because diabetes doesn’€™t stop; it’€™s 24/7, 365 days a year. Visit ADA’€™s website, Twitter, and Facebook page to learn more about ways you can participate.

Researchers are making progress in identifying the genetics and ’€œtriggers’€ that predispose some individuals to develop Type 1 diabetes, but more research is needed to combat the disease. Tell Congress that we need more #curesnotcuts to help improve diabetes prevention and treatment. Speak up now!

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We have health challenges in this country that science will provide answers for if given the chance and we haven't given science that opportunity
Mary Woolley, President and CEO, Research!America