April 4, 2012

D is for Diabetes Awareness

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Today we are working on the letter...."D".

My husband, many family members and many friends have Diabetes. Diabetes is a lifelong, chronic disease that forces a person to change everything in their life (diet, exercise, etc).


It's not easy to hear you have diabetes. But for millions of people, learning about their diabetes is the first step toward feeling better and living a longer, healthier life.

There are two types of diabetes, which may cause the following symptoms:

Type 1 Diabetes
  •     Frequent urination
  •     Unusual thirst
  •     Extreme hunger
  •     Unusual weight loss
  •     Extreme fatigue and Irritability

Type 2 Diabetes (Often people with type 2 diabetes have no symptoms)
  •     Any of the type 1 symptoms
  •     Frequent infections
  •     Blurred vision
  •     Cuts/bruises that are slow to heal
  •     Tingling/numbness in the hands/feet
  •     Recurring skin, gum, or bladder infections

To find out more about diabetes please visit any of the following web sites:


  1. Awesome post & great to put awareness out there.

  2. Amen to finding a cure. My niece has type 1 and it really affects not only her, but the whole family - LET'S FIND A CURE!

  3. Great post. I've known a lot of people that have been affected by diabetes.

  4. Good information. My mom struggled with diabetes for years before she passed away. I fear that my time will come...

  5. It runs high in my family but so far I'm all clear. That's one reason health and fitness are so important to me.

  6. We can't say enough about this disease. Good for you for selecting it as a topic! :)

    DL @ Cruising Altitude 2.0
    Co-Host of the Blogging from A to Z Challenge.


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