November is American Diabetes Month
> 11/2/2005 10:10:03 AM

It is estimated that 7% of Americans are diabetic. Nearly 30% of them may not even be aware of the condition. To promotegreater awareness and increased testing, November has been namedAmerican diabetes month.

Symptoms of diabetes can include: frequent urination, excessive thirst,extreme hunger, unusual weight loss, increased fatigue, irritabilityand blurry vision. It is incredibly important to diagnose the disorderbecause of its ties to more serious and potentially life threateningconditions such as heart disease and stroke.

Diabetes has also been linked to an increased incidence of depression.  If you or someone you know is at risk for diabetes, go to your doctor.  Get tested.


I used to work at the Centre for Studies in Family Medicine at the University of Western Ontario. I worked under Dr. Stewart Harris, and I was assigned to projects that fell under the "Knowledge Transfer and Behaviour Change studies." If you're interested in diabetes research (there's a lot of research on depression with diabetics, etc), I'd definitely suggest checking out his work.
Posted by: Miss HT Psych 11/3/2005 6:19:24 AM

Thanks for the heads up. I'll definitely check this out.
Posted by: Jon 11/7/2005 8:01:25 AM

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