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Today is World Diabetes Day.

World Diabetes Day (WDD) is the primary global awareness campaign of the diabetes world. It was introduced in 1991 by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and the World Health Organization (WHO) in response to the alarming rise in diabetes around the world. In 2007, the United Nations marked the Day for the first time with the passage of the United Nations World Diabetes Day Resolution in December 2006, which made the existing World Diabetes Day an official United Nations World Health Day.”

As a parent of a Type 1 juvenile diabetic, I have come to learn the terrible difficulties this disease can present to someone in their life.

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And, just for a little humor to lighten things up on this topic, I am a big fan of this little guy and have had the opportunity to visit him many times.  Good to see he is participating in the effort to create awareness.