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National Diabetes Month 2013: Diabetes is a Family Affair

In observance of National Diabetes Month 2013, the National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP) and its partners want you to know that Diabetes is a Family Affair.

Diabetes is a challenging disease that affects the entire family in many ways. For people living with diabetes and their loved ones, family support is very important when it comes to managing diabetes and preventing serious health problems such as heart disease, stroke, blindness, kidney disease, and nerve damage that can lead to amputation. It’s also important to know that having a family history of diabetes – such as a mother, father, brother, or sister with diabetes – increases a person’s risk for developing type 2 diabetes.

This November, NDEP and its partners are working with individuals, families and communities to take action and encourage simple, but important lifestyle changes to improve their health – particularly if they have diabetes or are at risk for the disease. Visit to find NDEP resources to make healthy changes as a family, as well as promotional tools you can use to promote National Diabetes Month in your community.

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