Id say ‘who knew?’ but, as evidenced by the string of words below, MizFit did.
(pats self on back)
On December 20, 2006, the general assembly of the United Nations voted to designate November 14 each year as World Diabetes Day (MizFit note: OK, I wasnt aware of any of this until this year. You guys?).
The day aims to increase an awareness of the effects of diabetes and its complications amongst all members of the Bumbling Band and not just those who suffer from it.
This is all done in hopes that, as more people become aware of diabetes, more money will be channeled toward research & *better* treatment options.
This year’s theme? Diabetes in children and adolescents.
Did you know that type 1 diabetes is one of the most common chronic diseases to affect children (MizFit note: I had no idea). It can strike children of any age, even toddlers and babies. If not detected early enough in a child, the disease can be fatal or result in serious brain damage.
When occurring in a child diabetes is often completely overlooked: it is often misdiagnosed as the flu or it is not diagnosed at all.
The fact which most stuck in my mind when I was doing my research was that TWO HUNDRED children develop type 1 diabetes every day.
I’d been aware of the growing type 2 diabetes problem in children (due to obesity rates skyrocketing)—-but I had no idea about type one.
Want to learn more about children/adolescents & diabetes? Look here.
Wanna join me & the Toddler Tornado in some World Diabetes Day coloring fun? Check out the free offerings here!
Speaking of free offerings—–I have some for you. Diabetic or not. FIVE boxes.
Blue Bunny ice cream, a company aware of just how difficult it can be to eat mindfully as a Type 1 and Type 2 diabetic, has developed some ice cream products which have no added sugar, are reduced fat and, in some cases, completely fat free.
Their FrozFruit bars were recently chosen as one of the best frozen bars by Women’s Health and Fitness magazines.
I know. really? do we care? all *I* care about is how they taste and if they get the Bumbling Band seal of approval.
Please to enjoy MizFit as Spokesmodel.
Please to leave a comment below to be entered to win free ice cream.
On anything.From diabetes, to coloring, to critiquing Miz’ Price Is Right spokesmodel skills.
(USA only. Should a nonUSresident win s/he may choose another commenter to recieve the sweet treat in her place.)