The vision of the American Diabetes Association is a life free of diabetes and all of its burdens. Raising awareness of this ever-growing disease is one of the main efforts behind the mission of the Association. American Diabetes Month® (ADM) is an important element in this effort, with programs designed to focus the nation’s attention on the issues surrounding diabetes and the many people who are impacted by the disease. Here are just a few of the recent statistics on diabetes:
- Nearly 26 million children and adults in the United States have diabetes. Another 79 million Americans have prediabetes and are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes.
- The American Diabetes Association estimates that the total national cost of diagnosed diabetes in the United States is $174 billion.
American Diabetes Month takes place each November and is a time to come together as a community to Stop Diabetes®!
Help Us Build The True Picture of Diabetes
Post Your Photo of A Day in The Life of Diabetes. For too many Americans, diabetes is thought of as minor hindrance rather than a life-changing disease. You know differently. You know the work, the worries, the struggles and triumphs. And we need you to help us show what a day in the life of diabetes is really like.
Send us a photo of a moment that captures what living with diabetes every day means to you. Tell us about the extraordinary effort that goes into living an ordinary day. Your picture and comments will help build a mosaic that shows the true picture of diabetes.
For every photo/image uploaded, CVS/pharmacy will donate $1 to the American Diabetes Association, up to $25,000.
To upload your photo/image click the link: American Diabetes Association
For more information visit: diabetes.org