This November, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) is highlighting the numbers that matter most when it comes to those living with, at risk and supporting those with diabetes. Count Me In is not just an awareness campaign; it is a call to action for all of us. Visit diabetes.org/CountMeInADA to answer the call today.
In November, show your solidarity, whether you have diabetes, you’re supporting someone who has it, or you’re a caregiver, health care provider, or friend. Raise your voice, mark your fist and share your image on social media using #CountMeInADA and show the world that we are united.
Why do the numbers matter? 30 million American adults live with diabetes, another 84 million are at risk for it and 90% don’t know it. These numbers are alarming, but other numbers can make the difference when it comes to stopping this disease. From the number of people who know their risk, to the number on your blood glucose meter.
“If you think that you’re totally immune, or totally unaffected by diabetes, you’re not,” said Tracey D. Brown, Chief Executive Officer of the ADA. “One out of two of us are living with diabetes or prediabetes. Whether it’s taking 60 seconds to learn your risk, signing up to become an advocate for those living with diabetes or spreading awareness by marking your fist in solidarity, there’s something you can do. It starts with you. Can we count you in?“
This month we challenge you to change the numbers. If you’re unaware of your risk for diabetes, take the first step. Get your blood glucose tested and have the conversation with your doctor. And if you are living with diabetes, help us change the numbers that will make a difference.
Get involved today at diabetes.org/CountMeInADA.
The ADA is pleased to collaborate with national sponsors Colgate Total® and CVS Pharmacy® on this year’s American Diabetes Month campaign.