November 14 is designated as World Diabetes Day by the International Diabetes Foundation. The theme for the day is Diabetes Education and Prevention.
This is from their website:
Diabetes is one of the major health and development challenges of the 21st century. There are currently 371 million people living with diabetes and another 280 million are at high risk of developing the disease. Half a billion people are expected to be living with diabetes by 2030. Diabetes and its complications are largely preventable and there are proven, affordable interventions available. Everyone is concerned and everyone has a role to play in helping to turn the tide of diabetes to protect our future.
Earlier today I received an email asking me if I would share the following link Life with Diabetes: What to know from Diabetic Bloggers. The site culls information from blogs and depicts it in a graph. The quotes and information relate to some of the common myths I have heard about diabetes and there are links at the bottom to the bloggers who write about life with diabetes on the web.
As always, I also encourage readers to visit the American Diabetes Association page for information as well.
Learn about the risks and factors associated with diabetes and what you can do before you find yourself diagnosed with this disease. Education and awareness are the first steps.