Diabetes has touched my life and the lives of those dear to me for a little over a decade now. Since November is American Diabetes Month here in the US, and since there are many diabetes events going on world-wide this month, I plan on devoting a few posts to different aspects of this disease throughout November.
I haven't discussed it much here, but I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes almost 8 years ago. My father-in-law passed away after his diabetes, along with other complications, cut short his recovery from a broken hip. Two months after that my wife was diagnosed. So for us, diabetes is something we deal with on a daily basis.
I'm going to try to post about different diabetes resources, some of the national and international diabetes organizations and what they do, and basically anything else related to diabetes that I can think of. I'll be posting about World Diabetes Day, celebrated on November 14, as well as about my planned visit to the Diabetes Expo in Philadelphia on November 17.
It is very important to realize the impact of diabetes not only in the United States, but around the world. I'm hoping that by talking about it here during the upcoming month, I will have done my part.