November is Diabetes Month

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This month the American Diabetes Association and the Allen Diabetes Center are encouraging everyone to take action and help Stop Diabetes. The Allen Center invites the community to learn more about Diabetes and how to take steps to fight the disease.

Nearly 26 million Americans live with diabetes, including approximately 250,000 Orange County residents, and an additional 79 million Americans are at high risk for developingtype 2 diabetes. Every 17 seconds someone is diagnosed with the disease, and if it isn’t properly managed it can lead to heart attacks, strokes, amputation, blindness, kidney failure and nerve damage. But there is good news: diabetes complications can be prevented or delayed by properly managing blood glucose, blood pressure and cholesterol levels. Eating healthy, being physically active and quitting smoking also can help lower the risk of diabetes complications.

FREE Diabetes Month Events at the Allen Center

Importance of Prevention & Nutrition – November 12th at 5:30pm
On November 12th at 5:30pm the Allen Diabetes Center will open its doors and invites the community to come for a free tour and lecture by Endocrinologist Dr. Daniel Nadeau. Dr. Daniel Nadeau will give a talk on preventing Diabetes and the importance of nutrition.

Location: Mary & Dick Allen Diabetes Center
Speaker: Dr. Daniel Nadeau
5:30-6pm – Open House/Refreshments
6-7pm – Lecture by Dr. Daniel Nadeau
7-7:30pm – Open House/Refreshments

Diabetes in the Real World – Grocery Store Trip – November 14th at 1pm
Navigating a grocery store can be tricky, but if you know what to look for and understand labels it can make managing and preventing diabetes easier. The Allen Diabetes Center and Vons invite you to take a trip to the grocery store with us to learn useful tips and make your shopping experience easier and healthier.

Location: Vons, Costa Mesa
185 E. 17Th St.
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
Space is limited so please RSVP to or 949.764.8065

Diabetes and Nutrition – Cooking Demonstration – November 19th at 5:30-7:30pm
Diabetes Month is the perfect time to give thanks and learn how to prepare a diabetes friendly Thanksgiving meal that your entire family and friends will enjoy! The Allen Diabetes Center will offer a free cooking demonstration and talk on nutrition on November 19 at 5:30pm.

Location: Mary & Dick Allen Diabetes Center