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November is Diabetes Month!                                           November 2006

It is a little-known fact that more than 230 million people worldwide now have diabetes, and every ten seconds, another person dies of diabetes-related causes.


Unite for Diabetes

These statistics are STAGGERING, and tragic in that there is still so little understanding in our popular culture of what diabetes is and why blood sugar control is important. There is an enormous amount of education to be done, and I believe it will happen when governments, the media, diabetes associations and patients all come together and each step up to be responsible in playing a role in the solution for this global pandemic.


For my own part:


  • I aim to be a positive role model for others through the choices I make to manage my own health
  • I aim to be a powerful patient advocate
  • I will use my voice to speak out and mobilize others to participate in the diabetes community
  • I will be a champion of people living powerfully with this disease
  • I will be a hard-working and inspired leader with a team of committed professionals and volunteers working to further the spirit and message of this diabetes movement through www.PeoplewithDiabetes.ca

I believe that every action, no matter how small, makes a difference. I believe that it is the right thing to do, as citizens of humanity, to reach out and help one another. For our global community, the time to act on diabetes is now.


To learn about the "Unite for Diabetes" campaign, go to www.unitefordiabetes.org.


To educate yourself about diabetes, some helpful resources are found through the Canadian Diabetes Association, on the Accu-Chek website, and many other sources online.


Cheers to your health,






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