Are you doing your part to raise diabetes awareness?

First of all, I’d like to start this post by thanking all of you who voted. Many voters came out and let their voice be heard standing in line for hours only to take five minutes to cast fill out their ballot. Regardless of who you voted for and if your candidate won, it really was a great day for our country.

Now we’re on to the theme behind the month: increasing awareness of diabetes to the nation. November is American Diabetes Month and it’s not a difficult thing to do. The complications involved with the disease should be communicated so that others understand why you may need to take an insulin shot or require a special type of shoe. Conveying these simple messages may help others to better understand your lifestyle as well as decrease the chance that the percentage of those diagnosed with diabetes may decrease in the future.