Wednesday, November 13, 2013

November is National Diabetes Month - A Guest Post by Mario Trucillo, PhD

I'm not a health driven food writer by any means.  I've happily consumed mys share of steaks, cheeses, pâtés, cream sauces, and desserts.  Heck, my last entry sung the praises of a 900 calorie sandwich.

That being said, I am also very community minded.  Thus, when Dr. Mario Trucillo, PhD asked me to repost his blog, in honor of National Diabetes Month, I happily agreed.  I felt it fit this blog since diabetes is a condition which affects 25.8 million people in the United States, including members of my family, and can affect pleasure eaters, like me, down the road.
Life With Diabetes by, Dr. Mario Trucillo, PhD

November is National Diabetes Month and here at The American Recall Center, we wanted to do our part in helping to raise awareness. Diabetes affects over 25 million people in the United States, or 8.3% of the entire population. Within those 25 million people, over 8 million are undiagnosed, or do not know they are living with diabetes. For diabetes being so widespread, there is a lack of common knowledge about how to recognize diabetes, the different types, and what it takes to manage the disease. There are also potential risks associated with taking diabetes medication, such as Actos, that we are happy to educate this community about. An Actos recall has been issued in France and Germany, while the US issued a black box warning on the drug in 2007.

At The American Recall Center, we want to use National Diabetes Month as a platform to help educate everyone about life with diabetes and what they can do to help. With that idea in mind, we reached out to bloggers from all different walks of diabetic-life and asked them for one thing they would like the world to know about this condition. The infographic below, “Life With Diabetes” describes what they want the world to know. So this November, help us raise diabetes awareness by sharing, posting, adding your own voice, and making diabetes awareness the forefront of the national conversation!

Life With Diabetes 
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Special thanks to the participating bloggers (in order from top to bottom):Denise, Rachel, Thomas, Megan, Brooke, Gavin, Kerri, Shelby, and Brian

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