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World Diabetes Day 2012

Gina Flores
Caregiver Advocate | Shield HealthCare
11/14/12  5:20 PM PST

November 14 is World Diabetes Day. 2012 is a milestone year for the over 300 million people living with diabetes.

The World Diabetes Day 2012 campaign marks the fourth year of the International Diabetes Federation‘s five-year focus on “Diabetes education and prevention.” The slogan chosen for this year’s awareness campaign is Protect Our Future.

Facts about diabetes:

  • Diabetes kills 1 person every 8 seconds and 4 million people a year
  • Diabetes does not discriminate. It affects all ages, rich and poor, all countries.
  • Diabetes can no longer be ignored. Its impact is growing with 4 million lives lost a year, 1 million amputations a year and millions lost in income.
  • You can make a difference. Demand healthy food and environments, keep active and eat well.

Take action today and support a loved one or friend with diabetes. The American Diabetes Association is a great place to start with online tools, resources and dietary guidelines to help keep diabetes in control and live life to its fullest.

View more diabetes resources in the Shield HealthCare Diabetes Community.  Browse the latest diabetes testing supplies available at shieldhealthcare.com

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