Managing childhood diabetes is challenging. Contrary to popular belief, type 1 diabetes is not caused by eating too much sugar. It is an autoimmune disorder, and unfortunately, there is no known way to prevent it.
Open Season started Monday, November 13th and it is already in full swing! You have until December 11th to make changes to your health insurance, dental and vision insurance, and FSAFEDS program. If you’re happy with your health, dental/vision insurance, there is no action needed on your end. For the FSAFEDS program, you do have to re-enroll every year. Keep reading to learn about the new changes and added benefits to the Foreign Service Benefit Plan.
As October concludes, we want to highlight that October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. AFSPA is joining the campaign to help raise awareness around domestic violence abuse in intimate relationships.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopmental condition that affects people of all ages, often leading to misconceptions and stigma. October is ADHD Awareness Month. Millions of people have ADHD, but not enough people understand it.
On October 28, 2023, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will have its 25th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. Take Back Day was created by the DEA to combat the drug overdose epidemic. Each Take Back Day, the public is encouraged to remove unneeded medications from their homes to prevent medication misuse and opioid addiction from ever starting.
Every October we celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month and every October 13th is recognized as Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day. During this time, companies, brands, and communities come together to raise awareness about this deadly disease. AFSPA is a proud participant in the effort to educate and support members who have or are at risk of developing breast cancer.