Week 2: Day 9 - News

Since November is American Diabetes Month and November 14 is World Diabetes day, you can find that stories on diabetes in the news is plentiful. As I sit here and look up what articles are topping the list that relate to diabetes, I seem to keep seeing the same kind of articles. They all seem to just be focused on how many people have diabetes and how many will end up having diabetes. They all talk about how diabetes, particularly Type 2, is more prevalent in overweight people.

There is so much information that is important to know about diabetes, but you don't see it. It is all about how you are mire likely to get it if you are fat! Yes i understand that in writing about the symptoms of diabetes that you might be writing about how overweight people are more prone, but go in depth about other aspects. I would love to see more information articles relating to diabetes. Write more articles about managing diabetes and don't just focus on losing weight. There are other ways to help manage the disease. It takes more then just losing weight to control your diabetes.

I would also like to see more articles about what is being done to bring more awareness to the disease, including what is and could be done to help find a cure. It is encouraging to hear about how people are out there helping to promote awareness. It is nice to know that you are not the only one out there trying to bring out the good in diabetes.

I just don't like hearing the same old recycled stories. There is a wealth of information out there, so it would be nice to hear something different every now and then.

Various news articles:
 Diabetes and the health of your gums
 Irish researchers make discovery that will help combat diabetes
Artificial pancreas?
5 diabetes myths

Diabetes Fact: About 60% to 70% of people with diabetes have mild to severe forms of nervous system damage.

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