November is Diabetes Awareness Month!
Diabetes is a disease affecting million of Americans in various ways, each and everyday. Diabetes is actually a group of diseases, characterized by high blood glucose levels, resulting from the body's deficiency in producing insulin.
Each year, awareness about diabetes sparks during the month of November, largely through the efforts of the American Diabetes Association. This amazing organization actually puts together efforts all year long, in pursuit of a cure for such a crippling condition.
In many instances, diabetes can be controlled through proper eating habits and exercise. As greater efforts and funding is put into diabetes research, we can get closer to combating its prevalence. Diabetes can often be genetic, and based on one's diet, but it really can affect us all. Some notable people outside our inner circles living with and fighting diabetes include Halle Berry, Bret Michales, Jay Cutler, Drew Carey, Larry King, Patti LaBelle, Nick Jonas, and Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor.
For more information, check out our 2009 homage to fighting diabetes, the ADA website, and Diabetes for Your Life.