November is National Diabetes Awareness Month

INDIANA – In observance of National Diabetes Awareness Month, the Food and Drug Administration is encouraging you to explore how people with diabetes can keep nutrition and safe food handling in mind.

Healthy eating is one way to lower the risk of developing chronic diseases like diabetes and can help people with diabetes manage their blood sugar.

Additionally, the immune systems of the millions of people with diabetes in the United States may not readily recognize the bacteria and viruses that cause food poisoning. This delayed response places a person with diabetes at increased risk for infection.

Join the FDA in its efforts to raise awareness about nutrition and food safety resources for people with diabetes and their caregivers.

  • Learn how the Nutrition Facts label, found on packaged foods and beverages, can be used to make informed food choices. Explore the Health Educator’s Nutrition Toolkit, for sample social media messages and other resources to help you educate consumers about the Nutrition Facts label.
  • Encourage individuals with diabetes and their caregivers to follow the four steps to food safety: clean, separate, cook, and chill.
  • Access the FDA’s informational booklet for tips people with diabetes can use to avoid foodborne infections. Find out what foods are riskier for this population group, learn the symptoms of foodborne illness, and more!
  • Follow and share messages from the FDA on @FDAFood on X, FDA Facebook, and @FDA on Instagram.