I Am A Diabetes Shield Advocate.

Hi guys! I finally made the big step of doing something for my dad. Research. Diabetes Shield staff members call it awareness. What I know can be useful. It can influence me and how I take care of my dad who has diabetes. I also have friends who have friends who are living with the same condition. I never thought that my sphere of influence could be this vast. With help from Diabetes Shield, I'm sure that dealing with the disease will be less stressful.    --  Tracy
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Portion Control Drinking Glasses
Busy guys can now be guided in their fluid intake by a drinking glass that has discreetly designed liquid indicators. Usually the designs mark the 4 oz dietary line for one serving of fruit juice and the 8 oz dietary line for one serving of low fat milk or other sugar free beverages.

Eye Mask
Quality sleep is made attainable by experiencing the long-term results of revolutionary eye masks. Some new designs even come with massaging beads and lavender scents to aid in the relaxing effect. Such products are designed to reduce soreness experienced by most diabetics. They are ideal for the relief of migraines or other headaches, sinus pain, tired, puffy, or dry eyes or for post-surgery discomfort. Eye masks block the light and conform to the face and eyes.


Diabetes Patient Forecast By The CDC

The number of Americans with diabetes could triple by the year 2050. That’s the estimate of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). A recent report by the CDC states that over the next 40 years, the prevalence of total diabetes (diagnosed and un-diagnosed) in the United States will increase from its current level of about one in ten adults to between one in five and one in three adults in 2050.

The culprits being seen in the decline of the overall health of Americans are bad diets and lack of exercise. Lifestyle choices are being restricted by the refusal of the public to eat healthy food and engage in regular physical activity. More than 23 million Americans currently have diabetes. Most of these cases are type-2. Type 2 diabetes is the developed kind associated with bad diet and lack of exercise.

In 2007, diabetes cost Americans more than $174 billion. It’s still the estimate per year although it is expected to increase in subsequent years.

The advent of the health care reform law that was recently passed gives diabetics hope that the cost will still be bearable until 2014 when most of the benefits of the legislation will have taken effect.