Today, March 27, join the National HCH Council in recognizing Diabetes Alert Day. Diabetes affects over 30 million Americans, and nearly 1 in 4 adults with diabetes are unaware that they have the disease.
People experiencing homelessness face multiple challenges in managing chronic illnesses such as diabetes. Inadequate access to refrigeration for medication storage and a lack of proper nutrition are some of the obstacles that people without homes encounter when trying to control their diabetes.
Learn more about this disease and ways to increase awareness at the American Diabetes Association, and visit our diabetes resource page for important information on diabetes as it affects people without homes.