It’s Your Life. Treat Your Diabetes Well. November is National Diabetes Month. And while there isn’t a cure yet for diabetes, a healthy lifestyle can reduce its impact on your life. What you do every day makes the difference: eating a healthy diet, being physically active, taking medicines if prescribed, and keeping health care appointments to stay on track. The BasicsMore than 30 million people in the United States have diabetes, but one out of four of them don’t know they have it.