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November is American Diabetes Month

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


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.® 

What is ID Day at Church?

As part of its outreach efforts through the H.O.P.E. Health Initiative, the National Baptist Congress is partnering with the American Diabetes Association to jointly promote November as American Diabetes Month®, 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.® 


Diabetes Facts:

  • 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.

 


 

For more information about diabetes and African Americans, visit the ADA Website:  ADA African American Programs

Take the Type 2 Diabetes Risk Test and learn what you can do to fight diabetes:  Type 2 Diabetes Test


Live Empowered!

Diabetes is a very serious disease.  There is no cure for diabetes.  However, diabetes can be controlled. Let us unite, empower, and rally our communities to Stop Diabetes®


Take the Live Empowered Pledge:

I pledge to:

  • Adopt a healthier lifestyle, which includes eating healthy and participating in a regular exercise program.
  • Always remember to put health first in order to better serve my family, friends and community.
  • Maintain a regular schedule for health screenings.
  • Commit to the movement to Share, Act, Learn and Give to Stop Diabetes.

 

  Share your commitment to the pledge on facebook at:  ADA on Facebook.

For more information about diabetes and what you can do to help, visit the ADA website at:  http://www.diabetes.org


About H.O.P.E.

H.O.P.E., the Congress of Christian Education's Health Outreach and Prevention Education Initiative was formally launched during the 106th Congress Annual Session in 2011. For more information on this website:  Get H.O.P.E.  

For more information and to volunteer, contact:

Dr. Michael O. Minor
Special Assistant to the Congress President for H.O.P.E.
National Baptist Congress of Christian Education
hope@nationalbaptist.com