Saturday, April 24, 2010

Bret Michaels and the Diabetes connection...

While not really food related, I want to ask all of my readers to keep Bret Michaels in mind as he deals with the effects of a major brain hemorrhage tonight.

Whether you know Bret from his music, his VH1 show or his current stint on Celebrity Apprentice, you should realize he is an extremely talented guy and very passionate about his causes. Bret is a Type 1 diabetic, diagnosed at the age of 6, and has long helped keep the issue of juvenile diabetes in the public eye. It is not yet known if his current situation is a result of his diabetes, recent surgery or just one of those things that occurs in our lives. In any case, the situation and his anticipated recovery are definitely impacted by the disease.

As we should all know, diabetes, in either form, is definitely a food-related issue. Most of us have family members who have dealt with Type 2 diabetes over the years and it is something you must be vigilant about. As Foodies, We should make ourselves aware of the disease. Know it's symptoms. If dealing with this disease, you should be well-versed with regard to the dietary guidelines for dealing with it. If you need medication to control the situation, be diligent in that area. It is a verr serious condition and can be devastating in it's impact on your life.

If you are so inclined, you can show your support for Bret by making a donation to the American Diabetes Association.

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