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November, 2011: Giving is the Greatest Gift!
Diabetes is a worldwide problem. Most diabetes you may encounter is Type 2, which usually is adult onset and can be related to obesity and other health issues. There are related problems that can be equally if not more life-threatening than issues regarding insulin and blood sugar. They include cardiovascular and eye issues. Did you know that improperly treated diabetes can result in loss of vision? November 14th, 2011, is World Diabetes Day. Go to www.worlddiabetesday.org to learn more. Check these websites for more information: www.preventblindness.org and www.diabetes.org .
November 20th-26th is National Family Week and it includes Thanksgiving. But did you know that November 15th is National Philanthropy Day? If you cannot offer monetary assistance, November 19th is National Family Volunteer Day. www.familycares.org/projects/familyVolunteerDay.cfm is a good website.
What do we all have to be thankful for this year? We can be thankful that someone we know may have returned from Afghanistan alive, even if horribly wounded. We can be thankful that we have people who love us. We can be thankful we are not homeless and have jobs. We can be thankful that we are a community and we can show one another care and concern. Be well, be kind, be who you are meant to be! Blessings.