November is Declared National Diabetes Month

Earlier today, Obama declares November National Diabetes Month. It is an important time for increased awareness of the disease.  Diabetes is now at odds with the (misguided) link between diabetes and sugary treats. The news comes from the National Journal, which reads:

“Although the idea that eating too much sugar can directly cause diabetes is a myth, the association between sweets and the disease affecting more than 25 million Americans is fixed in cultural humor. Specifically, the connection between sugary treats and Type 2 diabetes, which can be triggered in part by lifestyle factors, such as being overweight as a result of a poor diet.”

It goes on to read: “Gorging on candy one day out of the year will boost your insulin levels temporarily, giving you a surge of energy for about two hours. By no means will it cause diabetes. But a regular diet high in calories from any source of food contributes to weight gain, one of the biggest risk factors for Type 2 diabetes. This connection is usually why many people mistakenly think getting hopped up on sugar too much, too often could lead to developing diabetes. But there is one shred of truth there. Research has shown that there is a link between drinking sugary drinks, such as soda, fruit punch, and sweetened teas, and Type 2 diabetes.”

To read more about this recent announcement, view the National Journal article.

American Diabetes Month at the Diabetic Shoes HuB

Every November is American Diabetes Month where we join together and strengthen our cause to increase awareness and end diabetes. So whether you are looking for a pair of sandals, you can find them at, you can also find slippers at, or if you’re looking for wide shoes or orthopedic footwear accessories, do your shopping at the Diabetic Shoes HuB and join the fight to stop the disease. This year, the Diabetic Shoes HuB will donate $10 from every order over $99 to the American Diabetes Association during the month of November. We are continuing our commitment and need your help to fund diabetes research, increase awareness, and ultimately stop diabetes! Shop today and join the fight.

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American Diabetes Month at the Diabetic Shoes HuB

Free A1c Tests for American Diabetes Month

Right now until November 25th, MinuteClinic is offering free A1c tests at locations throughout the country for American Diabetes Month. A1c tests are used to test average blood sugar levels and diagnose type 1 and type 2 diabetes. No appointments are necessary, so find the nearest MinuteClinic near you and take advantage of this great offer. Certain restrictions may apply so visit the MinuteClinic website for details.

Donation to Diabetes Research for American Diabetes Month

That’s right, we’d like to help spread diabetes awareness and one of the ways we’re doing that is contributing to the research fund. During the month of November, the Diabetic Shoes HuB is going to donate $10 for every order over $99 placed on the Diabetic Shoes HuB website. We’re going to be giving money to the American Diabetes Association to learn more about the disease to prevent further spread in the future. So throughout the month of November, use the Diabetic Shoes HuB as your one stop-shop for your orthopedic footwear needs and join the fight to Stop Diabetes.

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Join the Fight to Stop Diabetes

Special Message from Bret Michaels for American Diabetes Month

November is officially here and it is American Diabetes Month. We now want to highlight some text from a special message from Bret Michaels in the latest American Diabetes Association message.

“Diabetes is one serious disease. Millions of Americans and their families are affected by diabetes every day. We can’t just sit around and let this disease take over our lives. We need to stand up to Stop Diabetes®.”

The goal of the American Diabetes Association during this pivotal month is to grow awareness of the horrible disease through social media channels such as Facebook, Twitter, and other social media tools. To learn you can get involved, visit the American Diabetes Association website.

How will you join the fight to stop diabetes during American Diabetes Month?

November is American Diabetes Month

November is just around the corner and you know what that means, it is American Diabetes Month. A time when we remind those who may have forgotten that we must work together to increase diabetes awareness to defeat the disease once and for all. Let’s all join the fight together to remind the world why it should care about diabetes. We have some things in store to honor the cause so keep an eye out on the site. We’ll let you know shortly. In the meantime, let’s focus on October. We’ll be featuring some popular men’s and women’s diabetic boots soon from the group that brings you a wide variety of orthopedic shoes as well as some news and resources on Breast Cancer Awareness. Thank you for your help and support everyone!

Great Start to American Diabetes Month

We want to thank you from the Diabetic Shoes HuB for a great start to the month of November. This year for American Diabetes Month, we are going to donate 5 percent of all sales to fund diabetes research in an effort to stop the life threatening disease. The more that is known about diabetes, the easier it is to treat it.

In the meantime, we can all continue to work together to increase diabetes awareness. Awareness is the first step to prevention. Other things to do for yourself are getting on the right track to the right diet, getting enough sleep, and of course, exercising. Remember; workouts do not have to be rigorous and can as simple as a walk after dinner.

Diabetes Month 2009 – What the Diabetic Shoes HuB is Doing

We all need to do our part for National Diabetes Month coming up very shortly. So short in fact, that it is a mere 3 days away. Although the celebration and cause should be every day, it is a time of remembrance and rekindling any emotion that may have been scattered throughout the year. You may recall that we noted the upcoming American Diabetes Month in November, but now, we want to tell how we are doing more, to Stop Diabetes!

Contributions have been made from the Diabetic Shoes HuB to support friends and family members as they walk for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation coming up on Saturday here in Phoenix. Along with that, comes a commitment to help increase awareness and fund research to learn more about this monstrous disease, and prevent it from consuming more. The Diabetic Shoes HuB is doing this by pledging a donation. Five percent of all sales during November, National Diabetes Month, is going to go to the American Diabetes Association to help save the lives of many, and increase the quality of life for so much more. Our involvement with the community will continue to grow, and hopefully encourage others to join the cause to help Stop Diabetes. Let’s all take this step together battle against diabetes continues.

November is American Diabetes Month

November is just around the corner, and every November is American Diabetes Month. Last year, we worked together to help increase diabetes awareness with the American Diabetes Association but this year, they’re looking to take the next step in a national movement and Stop Diabetes altogether by helping to get the word out and fight the disease. Here are some interesting statistics that really get you thinking:

* 24 million children and adults in the United States live with diabetes
* 57 million Americans are at risk for type 2 diabetes
* 1 out of every 3 children born today will face a future with diabetes if current trends continue

The numbers above were pulled from the website. If those trends aren’t alarming, then I don’t know what is. These are some inspiring numbers so tell your friends, your families, and join in to help Stop Diabetes.

American Diabetes Month – there is still time to get involved

Aside from spreading the word about the complications of diabetes, there are other things you can do to get involved during American Diabetes Month. It is important to help and raise awareness and help the general public to understand why they should care about diabetes. As an added asset to volunteers around the country, the America Diabetes Association has put together a map of the United States laying out local activities by state so that you can get involved with events in your area. We’re only halfway through the month so there is still time to do your part and help the cause.

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.

American Diabetes Month

So I hope you had a great Halloween last night. You’ll have to excuse the time display. By the time I published my last post it said November 1 but the night was just beginning (around 5 pm) here in Arizona. I know I can change the time settings but I didn’t think it was a big deal. If there are any readers out there who would like me to update the time then let me know.

Well it came, it’s November and it’s about us raising diabetes awareness. It’s time for us to educate the public on the complications and lifestyle changes involved with diabetes but most importantly, it’s time for us to explain to them why they should know more about the disease. A heightened awareness of diabetes from the general public can decrease the risk factors as well as the percentage of the population getting the disease.

November is Just Around the Corner

Can you believe we’re already halfway through October? This month (not to mention this year) have flown by so fast. It’s an exciting time with the Holidays and family fun on the horizon. But another thing to look forward to is American Diabetes Month. As I’ve mentioned before, American Diabetes Month is a month for us to get the word out and educate others about the disease. It also helps you to understand diabetes a little bit more which can make things more manageable. This article on the Preferred Care website helps to give some great information on diabetes. Preferred Care encourages people to work with their local doctors minimize the risks involved. The page also outlines the top ten myths about diabetes from the American Diabetes Association.

American Diabetes Month in November 2008

Sure it’s a little ways away, but then again, if you think about it November is just around the corner. What’s great is that November is a great time of the year to look forward to.  Of course there is the great Thanksgiving gathering on the last Thursday of the month, but this is something else altogether.  This is another gathering with a larger family.  Every November is American Diabetes Month encouraging everyone to get involved and help others understand the complexities associated with diabetes. People are encouraged to get out and participate in events in order to help us all understand diabetes a little bit more. In the past, each week has had a different focus on the impact of diabetes in millions of Americans.

Like I said, it’s just around the corner so let’s get ready to come together and get the word out.