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      Governor Dayton proclaims Diabetes Month in Minnesota

      Posted on November 07, 2011 at 3:18 PM

      Governor Dayton has proclaimed November, 2011 as Diabetes Month, encouraging Minnesotans to join the American Diabetes Association's Stop Diabetes movement to confront, fight, and most importantly, change the future of the deadly disease.

      Diabetes is a serious disease with life-threatening complications such as heart disease, stroke, blindness, kidney disease and amputation.

      In the United States, nearly 26 million people have diabetes and an additional 79 million people are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. Recent estimates project that as many as 1 in 3 American adults will have diabetes in 2050 if current trends continue.

      An increase in community awareness is necessary to fight and put a stop to this trend.

      To view the proclamation, click here.