American Diabetes Month is This November!
Guest post by Murray Newlands
American Diabetes Month started the day after Halloween and lasts till the last day of November. The primary purpose is to promote diabetes awareness and encourage diabetes prevention. In 2010, slightly under 2 million more Americans were diagnosed with diabetes.
There are two types of diabetes that people can get: Type 1 (formerly called juvenile diabetes) through an autoimmune attack, and type 2, through lifestyle choices combined with a genetic predisposition to diabetes.
While type 1 is slightly worse in that all people with type 1 diabetes need to take insulin shots from the outset (mostly people with late stage type 2 diabetes need to inject themselves with insulin), it’s also possible to cure it through a pancreas transplant, though this doesn’t work for all people and there’s often complications. In all forms of diabetes, however, people can lose limbs because of poor blood circulation, get nerve damage, lose eyesight, and even die.
Luckily there’s something you can do about it. To support American Diabetes Month, Diabetes Resource Page has launched as a portal for everything diabetes. That means you can share stories, learn about prevention and treatment, and even get discounts for big-name brands like Remedy Life, Life Script, and P&G.
If you’re the marketing type or just own a website and have a kind heart, we would like your help in promoting DiabetesResourcePage.com and American Diabetes Month. This is a fantastic opportunity to do good and help save lives.
Disclaimer: My company Influence People does blogger relations outreach for DiabetesResourcePage.com