November is Diabetes Month

Categories: Diabetes Center

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

Nearly 30 million Americans live with diabetes, including approximately 250,000 Orange County residents, and an additional 86 million Americans are at high risk for developing Type 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.

This November, during Diabetes Month, the American Diabetes Association is focusing on living healthy through its America Gets Cooking to Stop Diabetes initiative. The goal is to inspire people to live a more active and healthier lifestyle, empowering all Americans to cook nutritious and delicious food, and be more active.

Visit the American Diabetes Association to get tips on staying healthy throughout the holiday season, learn how to host a special food-themed event and vote for your favorite recipes to help create the perfect holiday meal.

FREE Diabetes Month Events at the Allen Center
This month, please join us in our effort to educate the public about diabetes and prevention and attend our free events throughout the month:

1st Friday - November 7th at 6:30pm
1st Friday - Join the Herbert Family Program for Young Adults with Type 1 Diabetes on November 7th at 6:30pm at Tavern + Bowl in Costa Mesa for a chance to connect with others that have Type 1 diabetes and share experiences.

Diabetes and Nutrition - Cooking Demonstration - November 19th at 5:30-7:30p
Bountiful Fall Foods
Diabetes Month is the perfect time to get cooking! Join the Allen Diabetes Center for a cooking demonstration and lecture to learn how to make healthy fall favorites!

Type 2 Diabetes Medications: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly - November 19 at 6:00pm
Diet and exercise are the keys to controlling the Type 2 diabetes epidemic. However, when medications are used, it is important to choose medications with the fewest side effects and best results. This presentation will separate what's real and what's not.