ADVISORY: The gap in funding federal government operations in the first 16 days of October cut the Profile America production cycle by more than half. Only 15 unique products are available for November. No Profile America feature for November is day/date specific, but can be played any day in the month.
Normal production resumes with December's daily files.
Profile America — a public service of the U.S. Census Bureau. November is National Diabetes Month; the goal is to make the public more aware of the serious nature of the disease and how to detect and control it. When our bodies are unable to maintain a normal blood sugar level, many complications may follow, including kidney failure. The disease is also the leading cause of new cases of blindness. Some 26 million Americans suffer from diabetes and another 79 million adults have prediabetes, a condition that increases their chances of developing type 2 diabetes. Together, that's about a third of the U.S. population. Across the country, around 71,000 people a year die from the disease, and thousands more from its complications. You can find these and more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau, online at <www.census.gov>.