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November is National Diabetes Awareness month. One in twelve people in the United States suffer from diabetes and the Center for Disease Control predicts by 2050 almost one-third of Americans will have some form of the disease. Although there is no cure for diabetes, medical advances have made living with diabetes more manageable than ever before.
Diet and exercise have been shown to not only alleviate the symptoms of diabetes, but can even prevent the disease from developing. Obese individuals are at a higher risk for developing diabetes than those with a healthy body mass index (BMI). High-calorie foods such as nachos, gravy, french fries and sugary drinks like soda and sugar-added fruit juices exacerbate symptoms and can lead to the onset of diabetes.
We've compiled the following articles and resources below in observance of National Diabetes Month.