11/21/2011: American Diabetes Awareness Month
November is American Diabetes Awareness Month. Many of us don’t consider diabetes to be a serious disease. But did you know that diabetes kills more Americans each year than breast cancer and AIDS combined? There are about 26 million Americans with diabetes and another 79 million are high risk for developing type 2 diabetes. Take this test to see your risk profile for diabetes and to receive tips to lower your risk.
More than 163,000 people will die from lung cancer this year, with 4,000 of these deaths being in Indiana. 87% of lung cancer cases are caused by smoking; read about other risk factors. Are you one of the 40 million smokers in the US who would like to quit? Access the resources available to help you. Participate in Lung Cancer Awareness Month by getting informed about America’s #1 cancer killer.