Los Angeles Firefighters & National Diabetes Month

Wednesday, November 14, 2012 |

Los Angeles Firefighters responded to over 700,000 emergencies last year, most of which were medical in origin. Assisting people with a diabetic emergency is not uncommon. About 26 million Americans are living with diabetes and an additional 79 million are at risk for developing it.
Now is the time to take charge.
If you or a loved one is living with diabetes, take time during November, National Diabetes Month, to go over a daily care plan as well as a care plan during an illness or emergency. Small changes can make a big difference in preventing health challenges today and in the future.
For more information about diabetes read Top Ten Diabetes Risk Factors from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, and this statement from HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on November 14, World Diabetes Day.

Free toolkits are also available to help people keep their diabetes under control. 

Submitted by Erik Scott, Spokesman
Los Angeles Fire Department


Adam VanGerpen said...

Great blog post with lots of information for us to pass on to our patients, friends, and family.

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