Diabetes Tri-Poster Set

November is Diabetes Awareness Month.

SHOPPING Though this offer has expired, individual posters may be purchased at our regularly discounted price. During November 2010, you can receive three laminated diabetes anatomy posters for just $15 each plus shipping when purchased as a set:

Complete collection with the Diabetic Neuropathy and The Kidney posters.

The Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP)

DPP was a major clinical trial aimed at discovering whether either diet and exercise or the oral diabetes drug metformin could prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes in people with impaired glucose tolerance (IGT). The answer is yes. In fact, the DPP found that over the three years of the study, diet and exercise sharply reduced the chances that a person with IGT would develop diabetes. Metformin also reduced risk, although less dramatically. The DPP resolved these questions so quickly that, on the advice of an external monitoring board, the program was halted a year early.

About 23.6 million people in the United States have diabetes. Of those, almost 18 million are diagnosed and 5.7 million are undiagnosed. Ninety to 95 percent of people with diabetes have type 2 diabetes. Diabetes is the main cause of kidney failure, limb amputation, and new-onset blindness in American adults. People with diabetes are also two to four times more likely than people without diabetes to develop heart disease.

The DPP's striking results tell us that millions of high-risk people can modify their diet and exercise to lose a small amount of weight to delay or prevent the development of type 2 diabetes. The DPP also suggests that metformin is effective in delaying the onset of diabetes in younger, heavier people.

For more information, contact the National Diabetes Education Program.