November is Diabetes Awareness Month

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November is Diabetes Awareness Month

Doctor shows glucometer with glucose level.
Doctor shows glucometer with glucose level. Stock image.

Did you know more than 37 million Americans have diabetes (about 1 in 10), and approximately 90-95% of them have type 2 diabetes? Type 2 diabetes most often develops in people over age 45, but more and more children, teens, and young adults are also developing it.

Sources cited on this webpage are current as of October 3, 2022.

Learn more information on diabetes including how to prevent diabetes with the help of the LHI and Contact the librarian at or 614-293-3707 for reliable easy to read health information. During November, diabetes information can also be found outside the LHI in Rhodes Hall, 5th floor atrium, 24 hours a day/7 days a week.

Diabetes Awareness Resources at a Glance

MedlinePlus webpage: "Diabetes"
National Institutes of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases webpage

Diabetes-friendly recipes that are great for tailgating or for the holidays are located at the bottom of this page. More recipes can be found on the Wexner Medical Center's Nutrition Services website.

Diabetes Education Videos

LHI librarian Missy Creed spoke to Jenny Shrodes, Diabetes Educator at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, about various topics related to diabetes and diabetes awareness. The video series is also available on our Facebook page and on our YouTube playlist.

Diabetes and You: Part 1 - Factors and Signs of Diabetes






Diabetes and You: Part 2 - Healthy Plate






Diabetes and You: Part 3 - Healthy Recipes





The breakfast skillet recipe, discussed in Part 3 of the Diabetes education video series, is located at the bottom of this page.



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For more resources, please email your questions to an LHI librarian at, or call us at 614-293-3707. All information is free and confidential.

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  • Breakfast Skillet Recipe
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  • Seasoned Popcorn Recipe
  • Roasted Carrots Recipe