Approximately 26 million children and adults have diabetes in the United States. Out of that number, nearly 95% have type 2 diabetes. Sadly, the problem is even greater for minority and ethnic populations. See the infographics below to learn about diabetes within these communities.
To guide and support individuals with type 2 diabetes, the Association is offering a free 12-month program called Living With Type 2 Diabetes. The program, available in English and Spanish, provides information and offers free guidance to help people learn how to manage diabetes at regular intervals throughout the year-long. People can enroll into this free program by visiting diabetes.org/type2program, calling 1-800-DIABETES, or texting Type2 to 69866 to learn more about the program in English or Tipo2 to 69866 to learn more about the program in Spanish.
Topics and resources include:
- Food, nutrition and recipes
- Stress and emotions (see infographic below)
- Physical activity
- Peer support online and via phone
- Support from the Association’s local office
- Support from the Association’s National Call Center
- Opt in text messaging