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.

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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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.

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.