November 13, 2011 is "I Decide to Stop Diabetes Day" at Church

October 14, 2011

November is American Diabetes Month┬« and a time to communicate the seriousness of diabetes and the importance of diabetes prevention and control. On November 13, 2011, in addition to other American Diabetes Month activities, we invite you to join with National Baptist churches across the country in recognizing I Decide to STOP Diabetes┬« Day at Church (ID Day), a nationwide movement to Stop Diabetes.┬« 

The Congress of Christian Education H.O.P.E. Initiative, under the leadership of Dr. Michael Minor, and the American Diabetes Association are teaming up to help bring awareness and prevention information to our churches to help stop diabetes in our communities.  Did you know:

  • Nearly five million African Americans have diabetes.
  • African Americans are almost twice as likely to have diabetes compared to the general population.
  • African Americans experience higher rates of serious complications of diabetes: heart disease, blindness, amputation, and kidney disease.