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National Diabetes Month

Posted by on Nov 7, 2008

November is National Diabetes Month, and it’s something I care about wholeheartedly. If you’ve gone back into my blog, you know that I’m diabetic, and I’ve written on diabetes a couple of times, including my battles every once in awhile. Luckily, since I’ve been home, I’ve gotten my glucose numbers back under control.

Unfortunately, though I’m not considered an insulin dependent person, I am on insulin, and though it’s not as bad as I’d thought it would be, having to give myself injections twice a day isn’t much fun. I don’t have to start spouting numbers of new diabetics every day. It’s not always something you can easily control, as it runs in my family, but it’s something that we can keep from getting way out of control with knowledge, exercise, and communication.

To that end, I’d like to direct everyone in America to this link of activities taking place across the country this month highlighting this terrible disease. For everyone else, there’s this link talking about World Diabetes Day, which is November 14th.

Can diabetes be solved? Honestly, I don’t know. But I’ll never give up my fight, and I’m sure someone will eventually figure something out, with the help and funds of others.

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Mike Henry:

A family member is on metformin. Not for diabetes, but for another issue. I only bring it up because we were almost dropped by our insurance when we sent in the claim for the medication. Its hard enough to buy a decent insurance policy with all the hoops, but real easy to get dropped. Diabetes is one of those big red flags that you’d better get while you’re insured or else your screwed. Good luck.

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November 8th, 2008 | 2:30 AM

That’s a good point, Mike. I’m lucky that all diabetic medicines and supplies are covered under my insurance plan, at no cost yet. But not everyone is as lucky.

November 8th, 2008 | 3:20 AM

Im sorry to hear that – one of my friends is diabetic, and unfortunatly I haven’t spoken to him in a while but know how serious the problem is. Thanks for making us aware 🙂

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November 8th, 2008 | 7:18 AM

No problem, Dan; thanks for reading.

November 8th, 2008 | 9:56 AM
Health Directory:

I ve been told by the doc that I am on the verge of being a diabetic. I ve been controlling my diet and sweating it out..thanks for the post

November 8th, 2008 | 9:21 AM

Glad to have you join us, “Health”. On the verge; man, if you can fight it do it!

November 8th, 2008 | 9:57 AM

I am sorry to hear about your problem but hasten to advise you that I know a number of people who are living very productive lives by being careful with their diet, exercise and medication. There is always the hope that some cure will come up. I wish you all the best.

November 8th, 2008 | 9:32 AM

Thanks Rum. Been diabetic for 11 years now, so I know quite a bit about it all. The thing is that sometimes doing all the right stuff still won’t stop it from progressing, but as long as one has the chance to manage it, then you at least always have a fighting chance.

November 8th, 2008 | 9:58 AM

Thanks, Dennis. Wil and I are great friends; hah! I always want to call him up and say “you’re pronouncing it wrong!”

November 8th, 2008 | 8:22 PM