National Diabetes Awareness Month: What You Should Know

National Diabetes Awareness Month: What You Should Know

November 10, 2022

According to the CDC, over 30 million Americans have diabetes with another 9 million undiagnosed. In this blog, we’ll look deeper into diabetes and our efforts to help you live a fuller life.

What is Diabetes?

Diabetes is a disease that affects the body's ability to process blood sugar or glucose.There are three main types: type 1, type 2, and gestational. Type 1, previously known as juvenile diabetes, occurs when the pancreas doesn't produce enough insulin.This type is often genetic and can't be prevented. Type 2 diabetes, on the other hand, can be caused by a combination of genetics and lifestyle factors such as  diet and lack of physical activity.Gestational diabetes develops during pregnancy and typically resolves after giving birth, although women with gestational diabetes have an increased risk of developing type 2 in the future.

Diabetes Should Concern Us All

Who's at risk for diabetes? Now, the answer may surprise you. While it's often thought of as a disease primarily affecting older adults, those with a family history, or those who are overweight, the truth is anyone can ultimately develop diabetes. Various factors such as ethnicity, genetics, age, and lifestyle all play a role in determining risk. Therefore, it's important for everyone to monitor their blood sugar levels and pay close attention to present but often ignored warning signs.

Medical Advances Happen When Research Happens

While the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has shifted the focus to other medical research, it's imperative we continue investing in studies and treatments for diabetes. The disease not only impacts the quality of life of patients, but it can also result in costly medical expenses and hospitalizations. By utilizing current breakthroughs and prioritizing new strategies for prevention and management, we can hopefully see a decrease in the number of individuals affected by diabetes in the future.


At RainierClinical Research Center, one of our primary areas of specialty is diabetes research. We are now enrolling multiple diabetes studies that focus on both type1 and 2, as well as insulin studies such as once-weekly insulin, automated insulin pumps, and more. Adhering to diabetes treatment plans can be both costly and difficult to manage. Yet, with medical research, our goal is to develop a form of treatment that facilitates daily life while promoting maximum efficacy.


Let's all commit to taking charge of our health and making steps toward preventing or managing diabetes. A sweeter life tomorrow starts with research today!

There's no need to sugarcoat it, life with diabetes can be sour! Click here to explore our study opportunities for a chance to better the lives of others while bettering your own. Visit our website or contact us at our toll-free number: 1-888-478-8343 today for further details.



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