This month is American Diabetes Month, a time to beat a severe disease. Diabetes is one of the most common disease and this occurs when the body fails to process sugar properly. This year's color for diabetes awareness is blue. I support this cause since my grandmother have died from this and I'm also at risk. This month I will make a commitment to only wear blue on Whyville, for all the men & women who have diabetes and are at risk. You to can also demonstrate your support by wearing blue in Whyville. Just think about the people who are dying every single day due to diabetes. Remember: every 20 seconds, 4,320 people are diagnosed with diabetes.
Three Interesting Facts:
1. Approximately, twenty-four million adults & children in the United States live with diabetes.
2. 1 in 5 Americans are at risk for diabetes. That's 20% of the population.
3. 1 out of every 3 children born today in the U.S. will encounter diabetes in the future.