November 3, 2016
NIDDK Health Information News

November is National Diabetes Month


This November, the NIDDK and the National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP) observe National Diabetes Month by showing how people with diabetes can gain support and best care for themselves. Visit NDEP’s 2016 National Diabetes Month page, Managing Diabetes—It's Not Easy, But It's Worth It to learn more about the importance of:

   • making a plan to manage diabetes as early as possible
   • diabetes self-management education and support
   • managing diabetes to prevent diabetes-related complications,
     including kidney disease, heart disease, and stroke.
  • Managing Your Diabetes Every Day

Managing diabetes is not easy. Having a plan and setting goals can help you take small steps to stay healthy. Read about four steps to help you understand how to manage your diabetes and live a long and active life.
  • Preventing Diabetes Complications
Diabetes can lead to many health problems such as kidney disease. Kidney damage can happen over many years, without you feeling it. Learn about kidney care and diabetes management and get tested for kidney disease.
  • Building a Support Network

Diabetes is a hard disease to handle alone. When people have the support of their family and friends, they are able to better manage their diabetes. You can help your loved one cope with diabetes by showing your support.