American Diabetes Month
November is American Diabetes Month. Across Texas, an estimated 1.7 million people over the age of 18 have been diagnosed with diabetes. Another estimated 440,468 Texans over age 18 are believed to have undiagnosed diabetes. Are you or a loved one at risk of developing diabetes? Learn more here.
Press Release Template
TACHC has developed a press release template to share your health center's activities around diabetes awareness.
Events Around Texas
Gateway Community Health Center's Gray Ribbon Campaign: State Representative Richard Raymond delivered the keynote speech at the Diabetes Awareness Month Kick Off Event on November 9. Gateway Community Health Center staff proudly showed off the diabetic footwear that is available to qualifying health center patients.
This blog post from the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) highlights how health centers ensure that patients get screenings and find ways to prevent diabetes, which already affects 25.8 million children and adults in the United States.