Saturday, November 15, 2008

World Diabetes Day

Yesterday was World Diabetes Day, I am abit behind schedule but any hoo!

Click here to go to the website.

Some of the worlds biggest landmarks were lit up in blue to mark the day....

Most people assume Diabetes only occurs in the older population, but it is now believed to be the next epidemic for children and young people...
Check out the website so you are aware of the warning signs, for yourself or maybe you will notice the signs in someone you know!

*Excessive Thirst
*Frequent Urination
*Weight loss
*Lack of Energy

Diabetes in children and adolescent
Know the diabetes warning signs!
Diabetes is one of the most common chronic diseases to affect children. It can strike children of any age, even toddlers and babies. If not detected early enough in a child, the disease can be fatal or result in serious brain damage. Yet diabetes in a child is often completely overlooked: it is often misdiagnosed as the flu or it is not diagnosed at all.
Every parent, school teacher, school nurse, doctor and anyone involved in the care of children should be familiar with the warning signs and alert to the diabetes threat.

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