Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Children In Need.

Pretty much everyone will be aware that Children In Need is on Friday. This annual event is broadcast across the country with many celebrities taking part.
Friday 14th November is also World Diabetes Day, a very important date in the calendars of families who are affected by type 1 diabetes. This is the birthday of Dr Frederick Banting....who is that? This is the great man who discovered insulin. It's important to point out that insulin is NOT a cure for type 1 diabetes, it's life support. Without it a person with type 1 diabetes will die! FACT.
The whole month of November is diabetes awareness month, how many of you knew? We know that October is breast cancer awareness month, and November is taken over by 'movember' to raise awareness for prostate cancer, but diabetes awareness?
I suppose really the point of this post is that our type 1 children are 'Children in Need' they live with this life threatening condition day in, day out. Currently there is no cure, hopefully one day this will change.

Hope is in a Cure x

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