Nearly 16-million Americans suffer from diabetes, but many who may be at risk still are not aware of the disease.
There are two types: Type 1 (insulin dependent) and Type 2 (adult onset). Insulin dependent diabetics must take insulin injections simply to stay alive, while those who suffer from Type 2 Diabetes often depend upon pills and exercise to regulate their diabetic blood glucose (sugar) levels.
Suffering from diabetes for many Americans continues because of the horrible side effects of this disease. What kind of side effects? Untraumatic limb removal, poor circulation, blindness, kidney failure, heart disease and numerous other negative possibilities that can create quite a bit of suffering for an unlucky, or unhealthy, diabetic.
I’ve had diabetes since I was one year old. It was inflicted, my family believes, by a virus I caught when I was a baby. I have given myself insulin injections since I was 12 and I have petitioned for a cure for diabetes in the past, and I even testified before Congress, asking for increased diabetes cure research funding.
Does Congress ever listen? Well, yes, but not completely, as not all diabetic-related issues are given serious consideration. Diabetics still are rarely allowed to inject insulin in public schools, for example, without fighting their school district, even though it is a necessity for them to live a balanced and healthy life.
This is why diabetics, friends of diabetics, family members of diabetics and even those who are compassionate enough to stand up for diabetics to stand up and be counted.
November is American Diabetes Month, and I propose to you, my fellow bloggers, that we stand up and be counted together as members of the blogging community and that we show our support for increased diabetes cure research funding by Blogging For A Cure!
The goal? Post as many posts as you can throughout the month of November on diabetes, whether it be your experience with diabetes, your friend’s experience, a family member’s experience, or anything else that draws our public officials’ attention to the fact that this horrible disease does exist and is indeed in need of a cure!
Place this logo on your blog and link each post to the Diabetes Advocacy page and encourage your readers to sign up and tell Washington to increase diabetes cure research funding every day as you continue Blogging For A Cure!
Let us begin today a new day to decree that our government establish the means by which science can alleviate all of humanity from this terrible disease as we begin Blogging For A Cure for diabetes!
How to Blog For A Cure: Post something on your blog daily throughout the month of November about diabetes and be sure to post the Diabetes Advocate logo on your blog and link it to this page where people can sign up to become a Diabetes Advocate. If you do not have a blog, visit Blogger to get one today!Powered by Sidelines