November is National Diabetes Awareness Month

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During the month of November, people all over the country team up to spread awareness about diabetes for National Diabetes Awareness Month (NDAM). The need for awareness and education on type 1 diabetes (T1D) is more important than ever. Who better than the T1D community to make sure that this disease is properly recognized in November and throughout the year?

Staying on top of type 1 diabetes takes the diligence, discipline, and resilience of a champion athlete. Those living with and supporting others with this disease are T1D Champions, all day and every day.

NDAM is commemorated the entire month of November, but here are some key dates to remember:

  • November 1: T1Day, which kicks off NDAM and specifically recognizes type 1 diabetes awareness
  • November 14: World Diabetes Day, recognized worldwide

Bringing attention to diabetes throughout the month not only helps to bring more understanding to a very misunderstood disease but it can also help to bring in more funding for essential research and support for important legislative issues facing the T1D community.

 

To learn more about how you can get involved with NDAM 2019, please contact greaterdelawarevalley@jdrf.org or 610-664-9255. Be sure to follow us at @JDRFEasternPA, @JDRF.SJ and @JDRFDelaware for more info on NDAM 2019 as we approach November!