The African American Health Program is committed to eliminating health disparities and improving the number and quality of years of life for African Americans in Montgomery County, Maryland.

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  • November is American Diabetes Month

    Sponsored by the American Diabetes Association, American Diabetes Month is a time to raise awareness of diabetes prevention and control. According to the CDC’s latest national statistics, more than 29 million people in the U.S. live with diabetes, and nearly 80 million more are at risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The disease disproportionately affects African Americans, who are 1.7 times more likely to have diabetes than non-Hispanic whites.
     
    The good news? You can reduce your risk of developing type 2 diabetes by maintaining a healthy weight, effectively managing your blood pressure and cholesterol, and exercising regularly. AAHP is a proud supporter of American Diabetes Month and works throughout the year to promote prevention and control. Did you know that Montgomery County residents account for 11.5% of all diagnosed cases of diabetes in Maryland? We are working to decrease that number through education classes, healthy dining clubs, and other projects in the community. Learn more!

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