Thursday, November 3, 2011

Educating others about diabetes...

What can you do for  DIABETES AWARENESS?

Consider participating in the big blue test, see video above.

Wear blue clothing and accessories on Fridays in NOVEMBER   see the video below.

 If someone asks tell them about diabetes and the impact its had on your loved one and your lives.  On November 14th, World Diabetes Day, Bantings birthday (discovery of insulin was made by Banting, Best and associates.)   The day has been recognised since 1991, and was instituted by the International Diabetes Federation.   The theme until 2013 apprently is Prevention and Education am I wrong in saying here that yet again, the focus seems to be on Type 2?    The blue circle symbolises unity of the global diabetes community in response to the diabetes pandemic.

Change your profile pictures to blue in November and particularly on 14th of November.

On another note, familiarise yourself with the symptoms of type 1 diabetes - the onset can be rapid and fatal if not correctly diagnosed.

  • Being excessively thirsty

  • Passing more urine

  • Feeling tired and lethargic

  • Always feeling hungry

  • Having cuts that heal slowly

  • Itching, skin infections

  • Blurred vision

  • Unexplained weight loss

  • Mood swings

  • Headaches

  • Feeling dizzy

  • Leg cramps

  • (per diabetes australia).

    If you dont beleive me on the vague symptoms, read our diagnosis story -  HERE

    1 comment:

    1. The Big Blue test rocks! We will be participating along with Blue Fridays too!