Subtitle: Id say ‘who knew?’ but, as evidenced by the string of words below, MizFit did.
(pauses to pat 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 recently. 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 only 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? Understand Diabetes and Take Control.
Did you know every 10 seconds a person dies from diabetes-related causes?
Did you know every 10 seconds two people develop diabetes?
Did you know that there are currently250 million people now living with diabetes?
Did you know that people with diabetes must deliver 95% of their own care?
Those statistics make it more important than ever for all of us, diabetic or not, to become educated about this disease.
It’s important for all of us to:
- Know the diabetes risks and know the warning signs
- Know how to respond to diabetes and who to turn to
- Know how to manage diabetes and take control
Thankfully, to help raise awareness of the risks of uncontrolled diabetes & to help give adults with type 1 or 2 diabetes a place to find answers & learn how to take action to reduce & prevent diabetes, there is a new website Diabetes Act Now.
When researching this post what I realized more than anything is the tremendous need for me to educate myself about diabetes.
Some as a prophylactic measure and lots as a what if Im faced with a situation where I need to know what to do to render aid to someone who is diabetic measure.
While tomorrow is World Diabetes Day all of November is National Diabetes MONTH.
And, while this is a serious disease, even the need to focus on dietary changes *required* post-diabetes diagnosis can include a little fun (both foods & my stammerings) as evidenced below in my Blue Bunny® No Sugar Added ice cream review.
You may be entered to win FIVE free Blue Bunny ice cream products for the low low price of a comment.
Your remark may be on anything diabetes-related: from personal experience to informational tips.
Please to hit us all up in the NoSugarAdded comments below.
Winner drawn randomly, USA only, announced Monday 11.16