November: National Diabetes Awareness Month

November 14, 2014 3:48 PM

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When I was a child, my grandmother was diagnosed with diabetes. Already having a fear of needles, I apprehensively watched her prick her finger to check her blood sugar. I remember squeamishly watching her in the distance as she monitored the glucose levels and took the prick in stride. As I grew older, I learned that both sides of my family had diabetes. The chances of either myself or my brother getting it increased due to genetics. After that, I vowed to do anything possible to help my fight against this health condition.

As many in America worry about the upcoming flu season or possible outbreak of Ebola, a war against another disease is already prominent in our society. I had a right to be concerned back then, as I do now, as one of the biggest continuous health concerns that our society faces today is diabetes. Al...

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