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.Ā  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.

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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 DiabetesĀ®.”

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?

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.