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Diabetes awareness education regarding prevention, detection and self-management is essential to combating this debilitating disease in Hidalgo County. To bring more awareness to this preventable disease, the court has declared November 2014 as National Diabetes Awareness Month.
Having diabetes increases a person’s risk of nerve damage, amputation, heart disease, stroke, blindness and kidney failure if uncontrolled. The risk of financial and physical burdens associated with diabetes and its related complications must be reduced through proper education. Type 2 Diabetes is a preventable and manageable disease with a balanced diet, regular exercise and healthy lifestyle choices.
The court encourages all Hidalgo County residents and employees to incorporate diabetes awareness, prevention and self-management practices into daily family activities.