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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Improving the understanding, detection, and management of kidney disease.

Make The Kidney Connection News
November 9, 2010

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month. Understanding your family health history can help you and your loved ones stay healthy. This year, the National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP) is focusing on family health history—an important risk factor for developing type 2 diabetes.

Did you know?

When you take steps to prevent diabetes, you also will lower your risk for possible complications of diabetes such as heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, blindness, nerve damage, and other health problems. That's a big reward for you and your family and friends.

Ask yourself a few questions…

An image of the cover of More than 50 ways to prevent diabetes brochure.

If the answer to any of these is yes, or you have a mother, father, brother, or sister with type 2 diabetes, you may be at an increased risk for developing type 2 diabetes.

Talk to your doctor and visit www.YourDiabetesInfo.org to take the Family Health History Quiz and learn how you can prevent type 2 diabetes.

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