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Diabetes: A Family Matter

Learn More About Diabetes

Interested in Learning More about Diabetes?

Many excellent resources about diabetes already exist and have been created by groups such as the National Diabetes Education Program, The American Diabetes Association, the American Association of Diabetes Educators, the American Dietetic Association, The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International, the National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse, Diabetes Education Online, the National Diabetes Education Initiative and others. The "Learn More" section of this website provides some brief information about a large number of topics, but then provides links to some of the best places to get expert information and the current facts that you need.

Living with DiabetesWe have increasing concerns about diabetes prevention as the nation battles obesity and the rising rates of diabetes. A number of sources for information are available including the American Diabetes Association. It is important that we find ways to address the obesity epidemic that is growing across the nation and find ways to help people increase their physical activity.

Diabetes is really a family matter. When one person in the family has the disease, others are at risk also. If someone in the family has diabetes, there are four questions that should be asked. Take the National Diabetes Education Program's Family Health History Quiz to see what risks you have.

With diabetes afflicting just under 8% of Americans, and perhaps an even greater percentage of those living in the Southeastern and Appalachian regions, knowledge about the facts of diabetes and the methods of care are vitally important.

Diabetes: A Family Matter provides a starting point for anybody interested in learning about diabetes. Though much of Diabetes: A Family Matter is dedicated to an Appalachian audience, our overview of diabetes and diabetes prevention and care can provide a wealth of information to anybody interested in, or diagnosed with, diabetes.

Click the links in the navigation to the left to access the different sections under the Learn More section. The navigation will expand to reveal more options once clicked. Our information is viewable online, and in most cases, the materials are also available for download for use in your family or community.

Check out the video below to learn more about what is being done to prevent diabetes in the Appalachian region.