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American Diabetes Month

Diabetes is a chronic disease that affects how the body processes insulin and converts food into energy. As many as 10% of Americans live with some type of diabetes, which can be a disqualifying condition to serve in the military. Preventing the onset of type 2 diabetes (the most commonly diagnosed type among adults) helps maintain readiness and the long-term health of service members.

American Diabetes Month

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American Diabetes Month

Suggested social media message: As many as 10% of Americans live with some type of #diabetes, a chronic disease that affects how the body processes insulin and converts food into energy. November is American Diabetes Month, to educated yourself on the risks, symptoms, and ways to prevent diabetes https://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/index.html #American DiabetesMonth


Diabetes Risk Factor - Serving with Diabetes - American Diabetes Month

Suggested social media message: Rates of #diabetes in the military have decreased in recent years, but thousands of service members still serve after being diagnosed. Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of the disease, which can be managed with diet, exercise and medication. The Air Force Center for Excellence in Medical Multimedia has resources service members can use to learn about how manage diabetes, and lower their risk: https://www.cemm.af.mil/Programs/Diabetes/Type-2-Diabetes/ #AmericanDiabetesMonth


Diabetes Risk Factor - Diet/Obesity -  American Diabetes Month

Suggested social media message: One of the biggest risk factors for type 2 #diabetes is weight. If you are overweight or obese, losing even a small amount of weight can decrease your diabetes risk. Learn how to #PreventDiabetes from the #CDC at https://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/prevent-type-2/index.html #AmericanDiabetesMonth


Diabetes Risk Factor - Genetics American Diabetes Month

Suggested social media message: A family history of #diabetes places you at a much higher risk of any types of diabetes. Know your family history, share it with your health provider, and take action to lower other risk factors of diabetes https://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/basics/risk-factors.htm #AmericanDiabetedMonth


Diabetes Risk Factor - Preventing Diabetes in Children - American Diabetes Month

Suggested social media message: Preventing type 2 #diabetes starts with establishing healthy habits children, which is a growing problem for American youth. https://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/prevent-type-2/type-2-kids.html #AmericanDiabetesMonth


National Diabetes Heart Connection Day - Diabetes and Your Heart

Suggested social media message: DYK....? Diabetes and heart disease often go hand in hand. High blood sugar can damage blood vessels and the nerve that control your heart! Simple lifestyle changes can lower your risk of both. Learn more at: https://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/library/features/diabetes-and-heart.html #AmericanDiabetesMonth


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Diabetes Serving

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