November is American Diabetes Month – enjoy the salad bar at half price on Nov. 17

November is American Diabetes Month – enjoy the salad bar at half price on Nov. 17

This year’s theme for American Diabetes Month in November is “Eat Well, America!” A healthy diet can help prevent, control, and even reverse diabetes. Here at AAMC, we will be acknowledging this month by educating staff, patients, and visitors about this epidemic disease. To encourage healthy eating, on Tuesday, Nov. 17, AAMC will offer everyone — staff and visitors — a salad bar lunch or dinner at half price at all locations.

The prevalence of diabetes among Americans is alarming:
» Diabetes affects nearly 30 million children and adults in the U.S. today—nearly 10 percent of the population.
» Another 86 million Americans have prediabetes and are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes.
» Recent estimates project that as many as 1 in 3 American adults will have diabetes by 2050 unless we take steps to stop diabetes.
» Every 19 seconds someone in the U.S. is diagnosed with diabetes.
» African Americans and Hispanics are almost twice as likely to have diabetes as non-Hispanic whites.

Diabetes takes a significant toll on the health of Americans:
» Diabetes nearly doubles the risk for heart attack and for death from heart disease.
» Diabetes is the leading cause of kidney failure.
» Diabetes is the leading cause of new cases of blindness among working-age adults.
» The rate of amputation for people with diabetes is 10 times higher than for people without diabetes.
» Roughly 60 to 70 percent of people with diabetes have mild to severe forms of nerve damage that could result in pain in the feet or hands, slowed digestion, sexual dysfunction and other nerve problems. (

Questions? Contact AAMC’s Diabetes Educators.

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