Thursday, May 7, 2009

Reality Check in the Paper

I was reading through the paper last night and I found an article/advertisement for healthy living about diabetes. I try not to dwell on the negatives about my 3 year old's diagnoses of type 1 diabetes.

Some times I find things that remind me what we really are up against in this fight for a cure.

IT'S WORSE THAN YOU THINK
IT'S WORSE THAN YOU THINK

It reads:

IT'S WORSE THAN YOU THINK

More people die per year from diabetes than breast cancer. In fact diabetes is a leading cause of death by disease in Canada. That's because diabetes puts you at a higher risk for heart disease, stroke, kidney failure and other serous health complications. The rest of the article is about type 2 diabetes which is 90% of all diabetes cases and it is preventable much different from type 1 diabetes.

2 comments:

Joanne said...

Hi Nicole,

Thanks for the comment on my blog! I am so glad I discovered the "sticker solution", I just wonder why it took me so long! I see you're from Canada too, where do you live? My husband and I have been pondering moving back home and wonder how the care is (wait time to see the doc, ease of getting supplies covered, a good selection of docs to choose from, etc.). Thanks for adding my blog and I look forward to reading more of your blog!

Nicole said...

We are in Windsor (Ontario) and I really can not believe the great care that Cara is receiving. They have a diabetic clinic in the hospital that Cara is currently going to once a week, soon it will be once a month. If there are any problems we are on the phone with them any time of day or night. Right after she was diagnosed we had our 1st appointment with the clinic no wait times. In the city we live in there is only 2 doctors that work within the diabetic clinic but we have no problem with that they are both amazing and know what they are talking about.

Good luck with your decision to move back to Canada. For us it work out great and we are glad to be back with our family and friends with out compromising the health care.