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Diabetes Awareness Month Tidbits

November is Diabetes Awareness Month!  It’s our chance to raise awareness about the importance of living a healthy lifestyle to prevent the development of type 2 diabetes.

All month long, we will be debunking myths and sharing a few of our favorite tidbits on our blog, Facebook, and Twitter. We will be adding more tidbits to our list throughout the month, so check back frequently to see the next Diabetes Awareness fact.

We need your help to spread the word! So please feel free to share these tidbits with your family and friends.

Happy Diabetes Awareness Month,

From our Skinny Gene Family to yours!

Diabetes Awareness Month Facts

Tidbit #1: 

Did you know the term ‘juvenile diabetes’ is a dated and misleading term since children, teens, and ADULTS can get type 1 diabetes? The proper term is ‘type 1 diabetes’.

Tidbit #2

Did you know that with type 1 and type 2 you inherit a predisposition to the disease then something in your environment triggers it?

In type 1, that trigger can be cold weather, a virus, or even how long your were breastfed as a child (NOT eating too much sugar).

Tidbit #3

As of 2012, 105 million people in the U.S have or are at risk of developing diabetes. To put that in perspective, that is more than the population of New York, California, Texas, Florida, and Arkansas combined.


Tidbit #4:

1 in 3 Americans will develop diabetes in their lifetime.

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