Friday, November 14, 2008

World Diabetes Day

Happy World Diabetes Day! Today is the day where we come together to bring diabetes awareness world wide. There is much promising research by many organizations and brilliant minds, so there is much hope for a cure within my lifetime!

There are currently about 23.6 million people in the United States that suffer from diabetes. (Source: ADA website) I encourage you to take a moment and learn a little more about diabetes! If it doesn't effect you currently, there is a VERY good chance it will (or someone dear to you) someday.

KNOW THE WARNING SIGNS! No child should die of this disease, but unfortunately many do because people do not catch the warning signs. Pay special attention especially if there is a family history.

Every day 200 children develop Type 1 diabetes. (That is crazy!)

Symptoms of Type 1 Diabetes:

Frequent urination
Excessive thirst
Increased hunger
Weight loss
Lack of interest and concentration
Blurred vision
Vomiting and stomach pain (often mistaken as the flu)

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