November Diabetes Month / World Diabetes Awareness Day -The Annapolis Royal Lions Club carried  out various diabetes projects during the month of November. Currently there are 382 million people with diabetes world wide growing to 592 million by 2035. Another 316  million people are at high risk of contracting diabetes within a generation increasing to 500 million. Over half of these people are undiagnosed. The message of this years campaign is -make healthy food the easy choice, healthy eating makes the right choice and  healthy eating starts with breakfast. Diabetes complications are heart disease, blindness, kidney disease,and amputation.  Diabetes risks are ethnicity, overweight, lack of physical activity, impaired glucose tolerance, unhealthy diet, age and  high blood pressure. Projects the club  carried  out in November included  announcements about diabetes awareness, risks  and complications published in the Annapolis Royal Town Crier, Halifax Chronicle Herald Annapolis Valley Harvester edition. Annapolis County Spectator.  Canadian Diabetes Association tags were  handed out at the Annapolis Royal Diabetes Clinic to the patients. Over 300 Lions bookmarks were  handed out at the Annapolis Royal diabetes clinic, foot clinic and library . The community were  encouraged to be tested for diabetes. $100 was  donated to the clinic and $ 50  donated to the lions childrens diates Lion Camp Maxwell camp.   For additional information connect with the following websites- The International Federation of Diabetes Associations World Diabetes Day Official Site or The Canadian Diabetes Association .

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