Eat Well, Americasm, and Stop Diabetes!®
Join the American Diabetes Association® to put good food and good health on the table during American Diabetes Month® this November. Whether you are one of the nearly 30 million Americans living with diabetes or the 86 million Americans with prediabetes, or you simply want to live a healthier lifestyle, the Eat Well, America!sm campaign will show you how easy and joyful healthy eating can be for everyone in Belmont County.
Each week during November, the Association will share nutritious recipes selected by noted chefs and cookbook authors for every meal of the day, including snacks and special occasion treats. Not only that, but the Association will teach Americans how to choose, prepare, serve and eat healthy food that is both delicious and nutritious. From tip sheets to shopping lists, we’ll help make healthy eating a fun and easy part of daily life.
Looking to prepare a healthy Thanksgiving Day meal? The Association will include seasonal recipes and tips to ensure you don’t miss out on the autumn and holiday flavors you love.
Additionally, the Association will spotlight what healthy, simple and enjoyable meals look like on National Healthy Lunch Day, Nov. 17. On this day, the Association will show Americans how to “Lunch Right with Every Bite” and make better food choices to counter expanding waistlines, whether you are packing a lunch at home or purchasing lunch on the go. We encourage you to share photos of your healthy midday plates on social media using the hashtag #MyHealthyLunch to contribute to the conversation—and inspire your friends and families to make healthy lunch choices that best fit their own lifestyles.
“Eating well is one of life’s greatest pleasures, and enjoying delicious, healthy food helps with diabetes management,” said the Deputy Health Commissioner. “As the Association marks its 75th anniversary, we want to give the people of Belmont County the tools they need to achieve health and wellness every single day.”
Visit us at diabetesforecast.org/adm or call 1-800-DIABETES for meal planning, shopping tips, grocery lists, chef’s preparation secrets, delicious recipes and more.
American Diabetes Month: November
The vision of the American Diabetes Association is a life free of diabetes and all of its burdens. Raising awareness of this ever-growing disease is one of the main efforts behind the mission of the Association. American Diabetes Month® (ADM) is an important element in this effort, with programs designed to focus the nation’s attention on the issues surrounding diabetes and the many people who are impacted by the disease.
Here are just a few of the recent statistics on diabetes:
- Nearly 30 million children and adults in the United States have diabetes.
- Another 86 million Americans have prediabetesa condition in which blood glucose levels are higher than normal but are not high enough for a diagnosis of diabetes.
- People with prediabetes are at increased risk for developing type 2 diabetes and for heart disease and stroke.
- Other names for prediabetes are impaired glucose tolerance and impaired fasting glucose.X and are at risk for developing type 2 diabetesa condition characterized by high blood glucose levels caused by either a lack of insulin or the body’s inability to use insulin efficiently. Type 2 diabetes develops most often in middle-aged and older adults but can appear in young people.X.
- The American Diabetes Association estimates that the total national cost of diagnosed diabetes in the United States is $245 billion.
American Diabetes Month takes place each November and is a time to come together as a community to Stop Diabetes®!