Your Health 11-14-12 World diabetes day

Nov. 14 is World Diabetes Day.{} The hope is that by raising awareness and educating people about diabetes, people who have a chance to prevent type 2 and gestational diabetes will be able to do so.

{}Type 1 isn't currently preventable.{}{} Type 2 used to be called adult-onset, now children are being diagnosed with it.{}{}Gestational diabetes occurs during pregnancy.

As many as 366 million people have diabetes worldwide, according to the International Diabetes Federation (IDF).

Most of those people have type 2 diabetes, and many don't even know they have the disease.

In the United States, almost 26 million people have diabetes, according to the American Diabetes Association.

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