November 14th, 2021
November is Diabetes Awareness Month and November 14th is World Diabetes Day! 100 years ago, Frederick Banting, Charles Best, and James Collip developed Insulin for use. The first testing was done on a 14-year-old boy in Toronto who instantly felt better once injected.
The WHO estimates that 422 million people have diabetes worldwide, the majority living
in low, or middle-income countries, and directly attributes 1.5 million deaths to diabetes
each year. Both the number of cases, and the prevalence of diabetes have been steadily
increasing over the past few decades. According to the American Diabetes Association (ADA), African Americans, Hispanics, American Indians, and some Pacific Islanders and Asian Americans are all at higher risk for type 2 diabetes than Caucasians.
S&S employees, and their family & friends are committed to the maintenance of a healthy lifestyle, as well as the support of diabetics among us. In order to uphold this commitment, it is important to help create awareness. Through this memo we hope to showcase some of the heathy lifestyle choices that can prevent Type 2 diabetes. For more information and resources on diabetes prevention & awareness, please visit the below links:
Harvard School of Public Health
American Diabetes Association
Written by; Barbara Fawcett – Implementation Consultant, Professional Services & Diabetic Champion