Saturday is World Diabetes Day.
The day is the primary global awareness campaign in the world and began in 1991 by the International Diabetes Federation and the World Health Organization.
It’s an important day for diabetics, for sure. It’s one that everybody should look at because diabetes is an extremely serious issue around the world. Over the years, World Diabetes Day has been centered on a theme related to diabetes, such as diabetes and human rights, lifestyle, obesity etc.
As a diabetic, this day is important to me in the hopes that research continues and hopefully, one day, there’s a cure. The same goes for many diseases around the world.
For now, it’s about awareness.
Over the past year, I haven’t been as good as I had been. My A1C has gone up (though it’s not to a point where my doctor was crazy worried – we worked on things that I need to fix), and I’ve picked up a few pounds. I thought I had done pretty well over the summer, but with travel and such, I obviously didn’t do what I needed to do.
So I need to fix again.
I’m thankful I have the ability to fix the issue and work on getting things back under control. I have some goals and thoughts moving forward in what I need to do. Now, I need to follow through with things and better myself.
Take a peek at some of these tidbits in two infographics:
As you can see, it’s bad worldwide.
I know there are things I need to improve on and fix. I will be working to do that. The next time I get my A1C, I hope to see it go down again. That will show me I’ve worked hard to fix something that needs to be fixed.
My hope, too, is that I’ll also see daily numbers shrink with the improvements. For others out there, keep working to fight the disease and get checked at times. Diabetes can hit anybody, so it’s always worth having things checked when you go in for your normal checkups.
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