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World Diabetes Day 2014

Aimee Sharp
Author | Shield HealthCare
11/06/14  10:56 PM PST
Facts and more about World Diabetes Day.

Friday, November 14 is World Diabetes Day. This year has marked amazing discoveries, awesome support and a new theme from the International Diabetes Foundation: Healthy Living and Diabetes is the theme now through 2016.

A lot of confusion still surrounds diabetes and how there are different “types.” This infographic from the International Diabetes Foundation is easy to share with family and friends who are still a little uncertain:

Diabetes explained

One of the great discoveries this year that affects diabetes: scientists were able to “Coax Human Embryonic Stem Cells Into Making Insulin.” And as more people learn about diabetes, and those at risk learn ways they can stay healthy to prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes, we’ll hopefully see the diabetes pandemic on the decline before we know it!

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