November is National Diabetes Month, focusing on bringing attention to diabetes and the impact is has on Americans. One in 10 Americans has diabetes, and another 84 million adults in the United States are at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
This year, the theme is centered on raising awareness of gestational diabetes and promoting health after gestational diabetes. As you know, gestational diabetes typically goes away after the baby is born, but even if it does go away – the mother has a greater chance of developing diabetes. Additionally, the child is at future risk for obesity and type 2 diabetes.
For those who are at high risk for type 2 diabetes, there are a few ways to lower their risk, such as eating healthy and getting regular physical activity.
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