November - Diabetes Awareness Month
National Diabetes Month is observed every year in November to raise awareness of diabetes prevention, diagnosis, and management. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), diabetes is the number one cause of kidney failure, lower-limb amputations, and blindness, and is the seventh leading cause of death in the U.S.
This year's theme for National Diabetes Month is focusing on gestational diabetes, which is a type of diabetes that develops during pregnancy. For more information about gestational diabetes prevention, upcoming activities and resources visit the National Diabetes Month website.