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Family Of Elmswell Student Tommy Green Want To Raise Awareness Of Type 1 Diabetes

Family Of Elmswell Student Tommy Green Want To Raise Awareness Of Type 1 Diabetes

Tommy, pictured with sister Molly. Picture: SUPPLIED BY FAMILY The family of a young student with type 1 diabetes who tragically died in his sleep while at university is striving to raise awareness of the condition. To send a link to this page you must be logged in. Tommy Green, who tragically died from complications arising from type 1 diabtetes last year. Picture: SUPPLIED BY FAMILY Tommy Green, from Elmswell, was aged 21 when he went to sleep with a stomach illness at Nottingham Trent University on May 7 last year. The former Thetford Grammar School student, who was studying quantity surveying, suffered diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) high blood sugar which results in a build-up of ketones in the body during the night and never woke up. As the year anniversary of his death approaches, mum Jo Green said she wants to raise awareness of the condition because she knows it will save a life. Mrs Green, who currently lives in Dubai with husband Nick, a senior planning engineer with Emirates airlines, said: I just miss him so much, he was my little angel. The picture which sparked a campaign. Tommy 'dabbing' with sister Molly on holiday. Picture: SUPPLIED BY FAMILY He was so kind and always thought about other people. We first found out Tommy had type 1 diabetes about a year before he went to university. The West Suffolk Hospital diabetic team were amazing in getting us through the early stages. Basically, type 1s need to inject themselves with insulin several times a day or use an insulin pump. It requires a lot of attention all day long by testing blood sugars. Levels can go up and down quickly depending on what theyve eaten, a sunny day, exercise or illness. Dabbing at the memorial service at Ixworth Church. Picture: SUPPLIED BY FAMILY I just really want to get the message o Continue reading >>

2014 Diabetes Awareness Campaign

2014 Diabetes Awareness Campaign

How didassociations participate? There weremany options (and we accept a report no matter how many participants you had, no project is too small): Cooperate with a local restaurant to serve healthy breakfast foods (try to get random people to go there); Invite your community, friends and family to a healthy breakfast; Promote a cooking event/competition/class; We also encouraged association to, if they could, light up a Building in Blue , and try to raise some media attention towards this disease! All of the images and posts on social media included the hashtag #IPSFDiabetesAwarenessand final reports/photos weresent to Ms. Brbara Scoralick Villela([email protected]), Chairperson of Public Health, and Mr. Toms Freitas([email protected]), Public Health Awareness Coordinator. Finally, we also encouraged our members to register their events at the IDF website . But, if during World Diabetes Day, November 14, your association was not able to participate in such events, do not worry about it! We still encourage you to promote diabetes awareness regardless of the time of the year. Reports from associations are welcome at any point in time. Do you have an idea for the 2015Diabetes Awareness Campaign? You can e-mailMs. Brbara Scoralick Villela([email protected]) with your suggestion. Continue reading >>

What's Happening For Diabetes Awareness Month And World Diabetes Day 2016

What's Happening For Diabetes Awareness Month And World Diabetes Day 2016

November is upon us -- the time of year when "all eyes are on diabetes" for National Diabetes Awareness Month and World Diabetes Day on Nov. 14. That day was chosen in honor of Dr. Frederick Banting, the co-discoverer of insulin back in 1921, who would be 125 years old were he still alive to celebrate this birthday! This National Diabetes Month campaign has been going on for much longer than many realize; it was established over four decades ago in 1975, though the American Diabetes Association (ADA) didn't trademark the term "American Diabetes Month" until 1997. Meanwhile, World Diabetes Day was launched by the International Diabetes Federation in 1991 to call attention to this worldwide epidemic, and it got a big boost when the United Nations issued a resolution on it in 2006. The first-ever WDD was recognized in 2007. All of these November observances exploded about a decade ago with the emergence of the Diabetes Online Community (DOC), where people can easily create and promote new campaigns and initiatives. Some of these repeat annually, while others are specific to a particular year. Leading up to November, President Barack Obama issued the now-annual presidential proclamation marking November as National Diabetes Awareness Month. On Oct. 28, the White House posted this symbolic gesture of official federal government recognition of our condition, which they've been doing since the mid-1980s. Here's a quick look at what’s on offer in November 2016 from some prominent advocacy organizations. Of course, if you know of any other activities, please let us know in comments below! ADA's Story Site As always, the ADA is active for this NDAM 2016. Mainly, the org is launching a brand new This Is Diabetes campaign, which is a story-telling effort based on the idea that no Continue reading >>

Type 2 Diabetes Overview

Type 2 Diabetes Overview

What Is It? When you have this disease, your body does a poor job turning the carbohydrates in food into energy. This causes sugar to build up in your blood. Over time it raises your risk for heart disease, blindness, nerve and organ damage, and other serious conditions. It strikes people of all ages, and early symptoms are mild. About 1 out of 3 people with type 2 diabetes don't know they have it. People with type 2 diabetes often have no symptoms. When they do appear, one of the first may be being thirsty a lot. Others include dry mouth, bigger appetite, peeing a lot -- sometimes as often as every hour -- and unusual weight loss or gain. In many cases, type 2 diabetes isn't discovered until it takes a serious toll on your health. Some red flags include: Cuts or sores that are slow to heal Frequent yeast infections or urinary tract infections Itchy skin, especially in the groin area Diabetes can damage blood vessels and nerves in your genitals. This could lead to a loss of feeling and make it hard to have an orgasm. Women are also prone to vaginal dryness. About 1 in 3 who have diabetes will have some form of sexual trouble. Between 35% and 70% of men who have the disease will have at least some degree of impotence in their lifetime. Some health habits and medical conditions related to your lifestyle can raise your odds of having type 2 diabetes, including: Being overweight, especially at the waist A couch potato lifestyle Smoking Eating a lot of red meat, processed meat, high-fat dairy products, and sweets Unhealthy cholesterol and triglyceride levels Other risk factors are out of your control, including: Race or ethnicity: Hispanics, African-Americans, Native Americans, and Asians are more likely to get it Family history of diabetes: Having a parent or sibling with d Continue reading >>

I Get It: Woman With Type 1 Diabetes Encourages Other Diabetic Moms With Gripping Newborn Photo

I Get It: Woman With Type 1 Diabetes Encourages Other Diabetic Moms With Gripping Newborn Photo

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Some are worth so much more. This is a photograph that represents a barrage of emotions, a battle well fought, a daily struggle, years of experience, frustration and successes, a picture of love and one of Gods greatest blessings. I am not one to complain about diabetes, but I feel compelled to bring awareness and do my part to help others. I downplay the seriousness of the disease I have battled for 34 years but it can become life-threatening at any moment if I let the control I have fought to maintain, slip just a bit. This image represents the outcome of nine beautiful months that I was pregnant as a healthy Type 1 diabetic, and the end result, a very healthy baby. It also represents a multitude of doctor visits, lab tests, ultrasounds and scrutiny from a public largely uneducated in my disease. It represents the more than 1,900 insulin injections and more than 2,700 finger sticks endured to ensure a healthy pregnancy. It represents the 35 miles my team, The Challengers, and I rode on bikes in the Houston, Texas, Tour de Cure, while I was pregnant, and why we have vowed to ride in all 50 states to help find a cure for diabetes. It is a representation of every day for every diabetic, that even though we struggle, even though we fail, we must carry on, and that there is in each of us a determination to control this ever-confounding opponent. This is a picture of that which pushes us forward into an uncertain future. It is simply a picture of Hope! My reason for creating this photo was to encourage other diabetic mothers that someone out there got it. Unless you are diabetic or are very close to someone who is, you cannot begin to understand the rigorous routines we face daily. It is one thing to control diabetes in itself. Continue reading >>

Diabetes Awareness Event: After-event Report With Pictures

Diabetes Awareness Event: After-event Report With Pictures

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Raising Awareness For Diabetes

Raising Awareness For Diabetes

Every year on November 14, we light up The Polyclinic Madison Center in honor of World Diabetes Day (WDD). The goal is to raise awareness for the growing health concerns posed by diabetes. This year the theme for World Diabetes Day is "Women and diabetes our right to a healthy future." Facts and Figures about Women and Diabetes 199 million women have diabetes, a number expected to rise to 313 million by 2040. Diabetes is a leading cause of death among women. 2 out of 5 women with diabetes are in reproductive age. 1 in 7 births is affected by gestational diabetes. Women with type 2 diabetes are almost 10 times more likely to have heart disease. Women with type 1 diabetes have an increased risk of miscarriage or having a baby with malformations. Access to essential diabetes medicines and technologies, self-management education and information are key ways to manage diabetes outcomes. At The Polyclinic, our Diabetes Education and Nutrition department can help people learn how to stay healthy with diabetes for a lifetime. For World Diabetes Day, our certified diabetes educators hosted events at The Polyclinic Madison Center and Northgate Plaza locations to teach our employees and patients about diabetes, preventative care, and ways to eat and live healthier. Polyclinic employees take pictures with the World Diabetes Day blue circle to raise awareness for diabetes prevention and education. Learn more about healthy eating, exercise, medication, preventing complications, and how to stay motivated with our Diabetes Education and Nutrition team. Polyclinic diabetes educators also offer a full range of educational classes for prediabetes, type 1, type 2, and gestational diabetes. Call 206-860-2208 for more information. Continue reading >>

National Diabetes Awareness American Month Diabetes … Month?

National Diabetes Awareness American Month Diabetes … Month?

It’s National Diabetes Month, according to the President. And American Diabetes Month, according to the ADA. It’s Press Release Inundation Month, according to people who work for companies looking to connect with the diabetes community. But for people living with diabetes, November. And it’s also our chance to raise more awareness for our health condition/disease/whatever you’d like to call it. This month, I’ll be making an attempt to take a photo-per-day to highlight the regular ebb and flow of life with type 1 diabetes, and I’ll be (hoping to) follow this guide: Diabetes is every day. And for this year’s Diabetes Month, I’ll be working to remind people that we still need awareness, research, and funding towards a better quality of life and, eventually, our cure. Continue reading >>

Tattoos

Tattoos

November is Diabetes Awareness Month and so November of 2006 seemed the appropriate time to have a diabetes awareness tattoo created. My son, Liam was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at the ripe old age of two. Every day I strive to keep him as healthy as possible. Every day I work to ensure that his life is as normal as possible. Diabetes does not make that easy. That is one of the reasons that I created the online community called Diabetes Advocacy (www.diabetesadvocacy.com ). Each year Diabetes Advocacy has done its bit to increase awareness of diabetes and diabetes related issues in this country. We have sent out calendars filled with people living with diabetes and have created booklets filled with their stories. In November of 2006, we took diabetes awareness to a level. Across North America—from Newfoundland to California, people came together through Diabetes Advocacy with one common goal. They have decided to have a tattoo done to raise awareness of Type 1 Diabetes. I did as well. No one in my immediate family had a clue that I was even considering this. My oldest son was shocked. My youngest told me I took after him and was tough! Despite the initial shock, the reaction has been the same—Wow! I would like to thank Bernard at Peek-a-Boo Tattoos in Stephenville for creating a true work of art and a picture of love. The tattoo you see below was created by him from a very rough concept I brought to him. He created two hearts for my two children—equal in my love. He added a touch of color that reflected their birthstones. He kept hues soft and loving. The ribbons are grey and in Liam’s case, end in the Diabetes Awareness ribbon. His heart also shows the drop of blood that he must part with every time he eats and plays so that we can ensure his blood glucose Continue reading >>

Street Artist Raises Diabetes Awareness Through His Art

Street Artist Raises Diabetes Awareness Through His Art

Street artist Appleton has been collecting insulin bottles, syringes and blood strips since he survived a diabetic coma at just six years old. Diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at that early age has made battling this disease a lifelong struggle. Appleton’s wheatpastings of insulin bottles and paintings of menacing needles with broken vials are taking strides in raising diabetes awareness and reaching out to the other millions of people suffering physically and psychologically. Even with a strict and essential medical regimen–that somehow still consists of the positively medieval solution of stabbing yourself–Diabetes is debilitating and can be deadly. According to the World Health Organization, “Lack of awareness about diabetes, combined with insufficient access to health services, can lead to complications such as blindness, amputation and kidney failure.” Diabetes is still the leading cause of blindness in working-age adults. A Center for Disease Control Statistics Report from 2014 shows that nearly 10% of the population has it but nearly a third of them are undiagnosed. That number is in the millions. And sometimes there aren’t even symptoms. On top of that, the medication required for diabetes care is a billion-dollar industry–making one wonder about the seemingly slow advancements in treatments. Hopefully a cure is on the horizon, and organizations like American Diabetes Association are an active part of making that happen. Until then, Appleton is here to make sure we don’t forget about the disease or the people that suffer from it. With images pasted all over high profile cities like New York, Miami and Los Angeles, the duality of the message is clear. Passersby are reminded daily as they walk past images of insulin bottles, and for diabetics it’s Continue reading >>

Freetown Boy Designs T-shirts To Bring Awareness To Diabetes

Freetown Boy Designs T-shirts To Bring Awareness To Diabetes

Freetown boy designs T-shirts to bring awareness to diabetes Freetown boy designs t-shirts to bring awareness to diabetes. (WJAR) A Freetown boy is bringing awareness to type 1 diabetes through T-shirts he designed. Blake Denault, 9, entered into the Parade and Firework Committee's annual contest to design the Independence Day celebration shirts. He drew two people in a car waving an American flag. Next to them is a ribbon, a blood drop and "T1D." "I put the ribbon on to show that I have type 1 diabetes and to support it," said Blake. Doctors diagnosed Blake with type 1 diabetes when he was just 4 years old. State Rep. Carole Fiola, who represents the 6th Bristol District, told NBC 10 News this was more than an art contest. "He brought his message of diabetes to the forefront and incorporated it with his artwork and it reminds us how we have to be paying attention to these issues," said Fiola. Blake received $100 and some special opportunities. "He gets to ride in the parade and he gets bragging rights from now until eternity," Parade and Firework Committee chair Judy Gregory said. Money raised will help pay for the July 3 spectacle. "The fireworks alone cost us $10,000," Gregory said. Blake's parents say they are so proud of their son. "There's a big misconception about type 1 diabetes," mother Bonnie Denault said. "He lives a normal life. He doesn't let anything stop him." The annual fireworks festival will be held at Hathaway Park on Water Street in Assonet at 6 p.m. July 3. A parade will be held July 4. Continue reading >>

With Type 1 Diabetes, The Numbers Add Up

With Type 1 Diabetes, The Numbers Add Up

Please use a modern #T1DYouDontSee We share little moments on social media every day. But for those with T1D in their life, there's so much our friends and family don’t see. Let's celebrate our strength by telling the whole story. Create your photo and show the world the T1D behind the picture. Continue reading >>

National Diabetes Month 2017

National Diabetes Month 2017

Each November communities across the country observe National Diabetes Month to bring attention to diabetes and its impact on millions of Americans. Living with diabetes can be challenging to manage every day. You are the most important member of your diabetes care team, but you don’t have to manage your diabetes alone. Seek support from health care professionals, your family, friends, and community to manage your diabetes. Watch the video below, and when you’re ready learn more about managing your diabetes. Help Promote National Diabetes Month! We encourage partners, organizations, and health care professionals to use our resources and share our 2017 theme in their communities. Continue reading >>

Diabetes Awareness Month

Diabetes Awareness Month

Every single day during the month of November, which is Diabetes Awareness Month, I will share a fact, tip, or thought across my social media channels: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest. If you see one of them on social media, please like and share to help raise awareness to your friends and family who may not know much about diabetes. Here are the 30 daily diabetes thoughts, tips, facts, and feelings for National Diabetes Awareness Month. When using these graphics or using this idea, you must link to this webpage. Diabetes Awareness Month Downloadable PDF If you would like to share these facts, tips, and thoughts with others through school newsletters or diabetes support groups, I have created a PDF including all 30 facts, tips, and thoughts that is printable and shareable. Click here to download the 30 Daily Diabetes Facts PDF Diabetes Awareness Month Facts I Advocated All images, graphics, and text are copyright D-Mom Media and cannot be used for commercial purposes. Individuals may use the following images/graphics/quotes to raise diabetes awareness and educate others. If your media outlet or company would like to use any of these graphics or quotes, permission must be received by contacting leighann (at) d-mom (dot) com. Continue reading >>

Diabetes Awareness Month 2017 Phone Wallpapers

Diabetes Awareness Month 2017 Phone Wallpapers

Diabetes Awareness Month 2017 is here! Awareness is incredibly important, and it can be surprising how little people know about the condition, how it develops, and what to do to help someone in an emergency. Wallpapers But right now, check out our exclusive high-resolution wallpapers, to show your support of those who overcome diabetes every single day. To download right click the image and save as. Click read more to see all of the available wallpapers. Faces of Diabetes You can help raise awareness, inspire others and break stereotypes this #DiabetesAwarenessMonth by sharing your own photo and story with us on Facebook. Get your #BlueNovember selfie here – www.diabetes.co.uk/bluenovember/ Diabetes Awareness Month Facebook Frame To add a frame to your Facebook profile picture all you have to do is: – Go to www.facebook.com/profilepicframes – Search for “Diabetes Awareness Month” in the search bar and pick the frame you want to use out of our 4 different frames – Click Use as Profile Picture to save Alternatively, you can simply click here and then press “try it” underneath the image. Continue reading >>

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