Diabetes Awareness Month.  DAM.  You got to love it.

What’s this with the blue circle?  It was adopted by the International Diabetes Foundation as their symbol.  Read more about it here.

There are so many wonderful articles out there; so many writing great articles.  Informative.  Educational.  Creative. What could I possibly add?

I’m going to make the assumption that you are already aware of Diabetes…or you would not be reading this blog.  I mean, how many read Diabetes blogs for entertainment?  See what I mean?

So, here’s the deal.  Diabetes Awareness is important.  There are ‘only‘ about 25.8 million Diabetics in the United States; 347 million in the world.  We are not alone.  But, it sure seems that way sometimes, doesn’t it?  There are a lot of us…and that needs to stop.

How do we stop it? One person at a time.  Encourage your loved ones and friends to get an A1c test.  You know what they are because by now you have had a few of them. A bit of blood and in a day or two, that person has the results.  They will know their “Diabetic Health.’  And, once they know, if action is necessary, they can take it.

Get your entire family to get an A1c test this month; make it a goal.  Do you really want another Diabetic in your family?   “But, Phil, I wouldn’t be alone.”  Aw, come on. Did you just say that?  Really?  Get them in.  Make the appointments for them!  Take them if necessary.  Just get them in to get tested.

There’s going to be a part two to this post, you know it.  But the first step is getting your family and friends in for an A1c test and is a great way to spread awareness as you fight your War On Diabetes.  You are fighting not just your war; but you are fighting the battle against Diabetes one loved one and one friend at a time.  And, we can win!

You can do this.  You can help to fight the growth of Diabetes by getting folks to take an A1c test. You can even bring it to them!  Yes, there are even home tests.

As always, thank you for reading.



I am not a doctor or health professional. I am just a guy who is working everyday to control Type 2 Diabetes. My goal is to offer hope, help and solutions for day-to-day living for the diabetic. The disease can be controlled. It can be managed. And, you can do it!

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  1. beetleypete says:

    Thanks for all the information Phil, and for keeping awareness going too.
    Unfortunately, the ‘Blue Circle’ logo is used by the largest, and best known cement company here in the UK, so it is not that appropriate over here.
    Regards from England as always, Pete.

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