November American Diabetes Month
American Diabetes Association
Sample Announcement for Newsletter, Listserv, or Media Release
Cut and paste this text into your newsletter, listserv, or media release. Add local details and quotes from your organization.
Diabetes is one of the leading causes of disability and death in the United States. One in 11 Americans have diabetes — that’s more than 29 million people. And another 86 million adults in the United States are at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
To raise awareness about diabetes and healthy living, [your organization] is proudly participating in American Diabetes Month. Locally, [fill in statistics] live with or are at risk of diabetes.
- [Add details about your local activities.]
- [Include quote from your organization.]
If you are overweight, have high blood pressure, or are age 45 or older, you are at higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The good news is that making healthy changes can greatly lower your risk. To help prevent type 2 diabetes:
- Watch your weight
- Eat healthy
- Get more physical activity
For more information, visit [insert your organization information].