(NaBloPoMo Day 1)
As of October 29th, November 2010 has been officially been proclaimed as National Diabetes Month! Thank you President Barack Obama for helping us spread the word about T1 Diabetes!
While this news thrills me, I would like to correct ONE statement in the press release that gave incorrect information.
"Type 1 diabetes, which can occur at any age but is most often diagnosed in young people, is managed by a lifetime of regular medication or insulin treatment."
Since I am participating in NaBloPoMo for the month of November, and November is now officially National Diabetes Month, I have decided to post a Diabetes fact each day for the month of November.
I am hoping to raise awareness of the disease that our family struggles with day in and day out.
So, here is the fact for today...
Diabetes Fact #1: T1 Diabetes CANNOT be treated with medication. The only way to manage T1 Diabetes is with insulin. Without insulin, T1 Diabetics would die. Period.