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5 Ways to Participate in Diabetes Awareness Month

Contributed by Morgan Goldsmith

November is recognized as Diabetes Awareness Month. During this month, many try to raise awareness about the effects of Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes and show solidarity with those living with diabetes. November 14 was World Diabetes Day, but there are still many ways to participate in Diabetes Awareness Month for the remainder of November. 

Post about diabetes awareness on social media using the hashtags #NDAM and #DiabetesAwarenessMonth.

Download In Your Own Words, a collection of letters written by people living with Type 2 diabetes. 

Donate to organizations searching for a cure to diabetes and programs helping those living with diabetes. This includes the American Diabetes Association, Diabetes Advocacy Alliance, Juvenile Diabetes Foundation International, and many more.

View and share Virta Health’s compelling video about the impact of shaming those with Type 2 diabetes.

Read healthfinder.gov’s American Diabetes Month toolkit, consisting of resources for schools, healthcare professionals, and everyday Americans to learn how to prevent diabetes. 

Diabetes impacts people of all ages and social backgrounds. Show solidarity with those living with diabetes, raise awareness about the effects of diabetes, and educate yourself on ways to prevent diabetes. Every little action can help make a positive impact.