All month I have attended events, posted a fact a day and bombarded my social media with other things to raise awareness about diabetes.
I wanted to highlight that many may be tired of my daily posts about diabetes.
I wanted to highlight that this is okay because it is small in comparison to how often a diabetic has to consider the information I have shared over the last month.
I wanted to highlight that diabetes is more than a post, or internet meme you can scroll through and pick up a quick soundbite.
It is more than walks and fundraisers.
It is more than the smiling faces of the children you see representing research efforts.
While many diabetics manage and live with diabetes every day, all day, to the fullest, they are too often reminded of how horrific this disease can be.
This morning, I was sadly reminded once again. A beautiful young woman lost her life to diabetes last night. I do not know her personally, but I do know her face and her smile. I do know the disease that took her life too soon. I am not sure of the circumstances of her case, but I do know that she was in DKA because of Type 1.
Please know the signs, symptoms and what to do in the event of a diabetic emergency.
If you are diabetic, please consider all the risks and what you need to do to manage those.
Please be more than aware..
Please know there are people out there fighting the other 335 days a year..