11.14.2009

World Diabetes Day!

Today is November 14th.
It is World Diabetes Day - - - the primary global awareness campaign for diabetes.
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Those of you who know me, know that my "other passion" {besides photography ;) } is diabetes.
I worked at a youth diabetes camp right after college, for which the experience changed my life . . . and fueled my interest for working with diabetes.



My {darling} little sister, Brynn, has Type 1 diabetes, and recently "celebrated" her "Dia-birthday".

She checks her sugar 6-10 times daily and gives a minimum of 4 insulin shots daily. She is one amazing 8 year old.

However, she is one out of MILLIONS of people worldwide that have diabetes.
While Type 1 diabetes is the less prevalent form of diabetes, Type 2 diabetes and pre-diabetes are just as serious and important to address.

Diabetes IS a controllable condition; you can live a long and healthy life with diabetes by keeping it in control.
It takes lifelong support, education, and care to stay healthy.
. . . and can be done!

There's so, so much more to be said about diabetes!!!
Read more here and here.


p.s. for those Nick Jonas fans out there . . . he has Type 1 Diabetes . . . and is promoting World Diabetes Day, too!


9 comments:

Sharyn said...

Darling pictures, what a honey! I had no idea today was World Diabetes Day.

(I tweeted this post)

Katelyn said...

Cute pic's of your sis!

joan j said...

I didn't know you were so interested in diabetes. I get gestational diabetes when I'm pregnant. Not that fun, but managable. I have a question for you....can gestaional diabetes be prevented?

Anonymous said...

Love your pictures and enjoying reading about life in Alaska. Congrats on the full time job~heard certification is in the near future. You go girl! Your type-1 aunt ann

Tara said...

She has such beautiful blue eyes. Adorable pictures, and most of all I love to see your interest and involvment in something so important to you. It's inspiring.

Anonymous said...

where have you been lately? Missing your posts!

Pete/Heidi said...

As always, great photos!

Sharon said...

Hi,

7.9% of the United States population is suffering from a form of Diabetes. That is over 23 million people! Now, more than ever, it is important for organizations such as yourself. We here, at Disease.com (a site dedicated towards disease and their treatments), believe in the work you do and would like to coincide for the fight against diabetes. If you could, please list us as a resource or host our social book mark button, it would be much appreciated. Separately, we can make advancements, but together we can find a cure.
If you need more information please email me back with the subject line as your URL.

Thank You,
Sharon Vegoe
Disease.coms

Sheldon said...

Love the picture. Many kids right now are suffering from diabetes. Despite form their illness, they become to live normally. To know their condition, ELISA kit could be a great help. There is an ELISA kit manufacturer that guarantee the benefits of this kit.