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September 19, 2021

World Diabetes Day

by Dr. Kathleen Hall

Today is World Diabetes Day, a day of awareness created by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and the World Health Organization (WHO) in 1991. Today’s a day to spread awareness about diabetes.

World Diabetes Day

According to WHO, “almost 600 million of us may be living with diabetes” by 2035. We can all do something to significantly reduce these numbers. Today, over 100 countries will host campaigns about diabetes. Check the IDF website for more information on how you can get involved.

Reduce Your Risk of Diabetes

Also, you can use today to start reducing your risk of diabetes. A study showed that participants that ate one cup of blueberries a week lowered their risk of diabetes by 23 percent compared to those that didn’t eat blueberries. For other tips on how to reduce your diabetes risk, check out this article.

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