National Diabetes Awareness Month

National Diabetes Awareness Month

November is National Diabetes Month. Diabetes is a disease that causes blood sugar levels in the body to be too high. The bodies of people with type 1 diabetes do not make enough insulin. The bodies of people with type 2 diabetes do not make or use insulin well. Prediabetes means that blood sugar levels are higher than normal, but not high enough to be called diabetes. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that about 30 million people in the United States are living with diabetes, and 84 million people in the United States are living with prediabetes. This month, learn about living well with diabetes through diet, activity and stress reduction.

Recommended eBooks

Bioactive Food as Dietary Interventions for Diabetes
The role of diet in the prevention, control and treatment of diabetes continues to provide significant opportunity for non-pharmaceutical interventions for many of the over 20 million people who live with this disease. Looking beyond traditional dietary controls may lead to more effective, cost efficient, and flexible options for many patients.

Diabetes cooking for everyone 250 all-natural, low-glycemic recipes to nourish and rejuvenate
Recipes designed for everyone with diabetes (including those who may have developed complications or special dietary needs) and everyone with whom they eat each day

Diabetes sourcebook
Provides basic consumer health information about diagnosis, treatment, and management of Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, along with facts about lifestyle issues and preventing complications. Includes index, glossary of related terms, and other resources

Recommended videos

These online videos provide an overview of topics related to diabetes, including information about support groups and care teams, skin and foot care, exercise, self-care and more.

Diabetes Management
These online videos cover topics in diabetes management, including understanding high and low blood glucose; tips for shopping, cooking and dining out; exercise; emergencies and more.

These online videos cover topics related to prediabetes, including lifestyle changes, choosing healthy foods, getting active and more.

Recommended research guide

Foods and Nutrition
This guide is designed to help students do research on food and nutrition – for classes and for life. Find links to online journals, relevant databases, recipes, apps and calculators.

Recommended websites

American Diabetes Association
Find information about type 1 and type 2 diabetes, meal plans and recipes, local information, online communities and more.

This website, provided by the National Institutes of Health and the National Library of Medicine, is a great resource for health information. Find a basic overview of diabetes, information on treatments and living with diabetes, and links to many other trusted resources.