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Keep calm and gobble on in a healthy way this thanksgiving

Is it genius planning or irony that diabetes awareness month and Thanksgiving fall on the same month? One thing is certain, diabetes is a serious disease and the number of Americans with diabetes increase every year.

Nearly 26 million Americans have diabetes and an estimated 79 million adults have pre-diabetes.  But certain groups of people are at more risk for diabetes and diabetes complications. For instance, here in Connecticut, African Americans are more than two times likely to die from diabetes. (We will discuss this more in our diabetes blog series we’re rolling out next week…)

Since diabetes and food choices are closely related, we wanted to share some healthy eating tips provided by the National Diabetes Education Program:

We invite you to share your own healthy tips with here.  Happy thanksgiving!

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