Diabetes is a debilitating, chronic disease with numerous serious complications - and it affects millions of Americans. Research continues on ways to prevent and treat both the disease and its complications. If you are diabetic, you can participate in clinical trials to help develop new therapies.
Today is World Diabetes Day. The American Diabetes Association's web site has a lot of great information on how you can get involved, volunteer, advocate, and donate to help bring about a cure for diabetes and improve quality of life for those with the disease.
Type 2 Diabetes is exacerbated, if not directly caused, by being overweight - and two-thirds of Americans are overweight, including me! That concerns me, and I plan to do something about. How about you?
As a teenager, I had a good friend that was diabetic. It was the first time I ever knew anyone with a chronic disease, and I learned some things from the experience that I'll never forget.
Operation Give is a toy drive started by Chief Wiggles, a U.S. soldier in Iraq, to bring some joy to poor Iraqi children. It's worth supporting, no matter what your opinion on the war.
Thanks to the Prime Minister of Malaysia, we've been hearing lots of conspiracy theories about Jews secretly controlling the world. Well, there's lots more than that out there and it's really bizarre.