Bret Michaels - The Face of National Diabetes Month

Bret Michaels

Bret Michaels is not only a celebrity but he has also had diabetes since he was six years old. Bret is the perfect person to be the “face of diabetes” not only has he inspired the country with his music, good looks and trials and tribulations that are often associated with diabetes but he has actively been involved in raising awareness and money to help find a cure for diabetes.

First Anniversary of the STOP diabetes Movement

The movement is to educate, raise awareness and “help confront, fight and most importantly stop diabetes.” As of November 2010 835,000 joined the movement the goal is one million by December.

How You Can Help

The American Diabetes Associates offers four ways a person can help. They can share, act, learn, and or give.


Share

Show your support by sharing the American Diabetes suggest the following: "Share Your Vision to Stop Diabetes" by posting your video on stopdiabetes.com. Incorporate the hand as a symbol of the movement in a 30-second video online to show your passion and commitment to changing the future of diabetes. The public will vote for the best three videos the winners will all receive an Ipad and be apart of the public service announcement for STOP diabetes.

Act

Join the STOP diabetes movement and help raise the number of members to one million! Attend an event in your community this month about stopping diabetes. Become an advocate and receive important information that you can use yourself and pass along to others.

Learn

Learn all you can about diabetes especially if you or someone you love has diabetes or pre-diabetes. The information you learn you can pass on to others and maybe they will be able to prevent diabetes in their own life. You can also learn how to survive the holidays by visiting the stop diabetes website and getting a copy of "Celebration Survival Guide."


Give

You can donate money by visiting the website. You can also do some holiday shopping at the new website shopdiabetes.org.

STOP Diabetes

With the support of people just like you if we all work together, we will STOP diabetes!

Source: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/207164.php


More Articles

Having diabetes is cause for concern, however it doesn’t mean that you need to eliminate all of your favorite foods from your diet completely....

With diabetes becoming more of an epidemic each and every day, being knowledgeable about the disease, its effects on the body as well as ways to...

If you’re a diabetic or live with one, it can be tough trying to figure out the best foods to eat because your priority is to control your blood...

In this post, I will show you the 10 best ice creams for diabetics.

When you think of sweetened foods that a diabetic shouldn’t consume,...

If you’re living with diabetes, snacking is a necessity because going for more than 3-4 hours without eating can be detrimental to your health....

More Articles

For diabetics, choosing healthy snacks can be a daunting task.

A good rule of thumb is to pick out snacks that are rich in protein, fiber,...

According to information available through the National Institutes of Health, there’s an estimated 462 million people in the world who are...

Eleven Clinical Studies

After eleven clinical studies and 300,000 participants, researcher Vasanti Malik and her team of researchers...

Diabetic women often have a harder time losing weight than non-diabetic women. A study funded by Jenny Craig proved that diabetic women have an...

Many recent studies have proved that magnesium levels are lower in patients with diabetes than in non-diabetics. This magnesium...

Fluid retention, also known as edema, is a problem that affects many diabetics, especially those with type 2 diabetes...

Some of us might be thrilled if we could manage our blood sugar by sitting in a hot tub or sauna, instead of working up a sweat biking, or using...

Cooking and baking with the ancient cereal grain sorghum has health benefits for people with diabetes, and those with weight control issues....

When it comes to certain foods, there are always questions as to whether or not a diabetic can have them without...

With its slightly nutty flavor, chewy texture, and nutritional punch farro is an ancient whole grain worth a place in our pantry.

Farro...

Matcha tea is a rich, creamy, full-bodied beverage with amazing nutritional properties that address several diabetes health concerns.

The...

Salads are good example of foods that type 2 diabetics can enjoy with relatively low guilt. With the right greens and other elements added, salad...

Remaining gainfully employed is important to many people. Those who live with any form of diabetes may find that some lines of work are more...

Learning that you have diabetes does mean making some lifestyle changes. One of the areas that needs attention is your diet. Most people find that...

One of the more challenging aspects of life as a type 2 diabetic is managing your diet. There’s often the temptation to avoid certain foods...