Diabetes is a severe illness that affects nearly 25.8 million or 8.3% of the American population. Its incidence has been increasing exponentially with every passing year. In the year 2007 alone, almost 250,000 deaths were attributed to Diabetes – directly or indirectly. Sadly, this figure has been rising every year. However, you can contribute to the cause and help to create awareness by wearing awareness ribbon pins during American Diabetes Month this November.
First of all, it should be realized that amongst the 25.8 million people who are affected by Diabetes, nearly one third of them are not aware of it. Either intentionally or unintentionally, they do not take the occurrence of Diabetes seriously, making the disease’s severity only worse. As such, it is our responsibility to make people conscious about it. You can increase awareness by wearing red ribbons pins and by educating people in your community about this condition. What you do can help to save lives from potential risk.
The American Diabetes Month is filled with events all around the country that not only call for people who are affected by the disease but also people who do not have it as well. You should realize that 79 million people have been diagnosed with pre-diabetes; a condition in which some of the symptoms of diabetes are observed. All they need to do is avoid factors that only speed up the progress of diabetes. During Diabetes Awareness Month, it’s important to educate these people about what they can do to prevent contracting the disease which in the medium and long term can save their lives.
Diabetes is not only a deadly disease, but it is also one which can cause the occurrence of other life-threatening conditions, such as blindness, heart diseases, foot ulcers, chronic pain, and even kidney failure. Moreover, the occurrence of heart strokes is often worsened when it occurs in conjunction with high blood sugar.
On the other hand, people suffering from diabetes often become quite depressed. Not being able to do what you want or physical limitations, sometimes make people victim of clinical and chronic depression. In November, you can show to these people that there’s hope and that you care by taking part of this national crusade.
Whether you have diabetes or not, it’s very important to support this cause and help to spread awareness. There’re many ways you can team up for this campaign, from volunteering, donations, events or simply by wearing red ribbon pins during the month of November, it’s up to you how you want to take action!
LapelPinsDirect.com is a manufacturer of Custom Lapel Pins of the highest quality and offers free artwork with your order. Now offering Diabetes Awareness Ribbon Pins and Custom Awareness Stickers to support Diabetes during November. For more information please call (888) 720-2115.