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National Diabetes Month — November 2014

National Diabetes Month — November 2014

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MMWR Weekly
Vol. 63, No. 46
November 21, 2014
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National Diabetes Month — November 2014


November 21, 2014 / 63(46);1045

November is National Diabetes Month. In the United States, about 29 million persons have diabetes, including 8 million who do not know they have it (1). In addition, about 86 million adults have prediabetes, putting them at increased risk for developing type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and stroke, and only 11% know they have it (1,2). However, persons with diabetes can take steps to control the disease and prevent complications, and those with prediabetes can prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes through weight loss and physical activity (3). A recent study showed that after decades of continued growth in the rate of new cases of diagnosed diabetes, the rate of increase in new cases might have leveled off (4).
CDC and its partners support programs to prevent and control diabetes. CDC's National Diabetes Prevention Program promotes community-based lifestyle change programs for persons at risk for type 2 diabetes throughout the United States (5). CDC's Native Diabetes Wellness Program supports health promotion and prevention of type 2 diabetes in American Indian/Alaska Native communities. The National Diabetes Education Program, jointly sponsored by CDC and the National Institutes of Health, provides tools and resources to help organizations and individuals address diabetes in their communities, health care practices, and businesses.


  1. CDC. National diabetes statistics report: estimates of diabetes and its burden in the United States, 2014. Atlanta, GA: US Department of Health and Human Services; 2014.
  2. CDC. Awareness of prediabetes—United States, 2005–2010. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2013;62:209–12.
  3. Knowler WC, Barrett-Connor E, Fowler SE, et al. Reduction in the incidence of type 2 diabetes with lifestyle intervention or metformin. N Engl J Med 2002;346:393–403
  4. Geiss LS, Wang J, Cheng YJ, et al. Prevalence and incidence trends for diagnosed diabetes among adults aged 20 to 79 years, United States, 1980–2012. JAMA 2014;312:1218–26.
  5. Albright AL, Gregg EW. Preventing type 2 diabetes in communities across the U.S. The National Diabetes Prevention Program. Am J Prev Med 2013;44(4S4):S346–51.

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