Help!

This is an interlude in my knit blogging to send you off to help a worthwhile cause. Lisa, AKA Black Sheep, is walking in the Step Out to Fight Diabetes fundraiser later this week.

As a doctor, I can’t pass this one up. John has a daughter-in-law with gestational diabetes, and his grandson carries the gene for diabetes. This is a big one, people, and affects 21 million people in this country alone. You would be helping out a lot of nice folks, many of them your family members and fellow knitters, by sending money.

Every bit helps, so even if you can only send a little, please do so. This horrid disease affects all of us in one way or another. Thanks a bunch!

Comments

Help! — 10 Comments

  1. Lorette, you are right about diabetes. To learn more about diabetes, readers of this blog should go to MedlinePlus — http://medlineplus.gov. This is a library of health websites developed by medical librarians for the general public. It is a service of the US National Library of Medicine. Click on Health Topics, then select ‘diabetes’ (or one of the other diabetes-related terms).
    MedlinePlus will only link to reputable and up-to-date resources. In addition (because librarians respect individual privacy) you will not find links to sites that require you to give personal information (email address, name, etc.)
    Use MedlinePlus to help you formulate questions for your doctor — and to realize you should go see your doctor.
    PS: Can you tell I am a medical librarian?

  2. “the gene for diabetes…” Could you refer me to a website? I’m awhile out of date. My husband has Type 2 — OK, he’s old; our son has Type 1 — no joke. The last I heard — an inaugural lecture by a professor of Diabetic Medicine in Birmingham (Eng) — there was no doubt of a genetic connection, but it was not a simple dominant-or-recessive; Type 2 (contrary to intuition) at that time showed a stronger link among relatives than Type 1.
    And I gather thyroid problems, and premature greying of hair, both belong in the same group, genetic-link-wise. We’ve got both.
    I’d be very grateful for anything you could point me to.

  3. Um…not to change the subject but… I just ready about your teeny tiny EXPLOSION that occurred yesterday. Hoping all is well?????

  4. Um…not to change the subject but… I just ready about your teeny tiny EXPLOSION that occurred yesterday. Hoping all is well?????

  5. I don’t have a mac so that Xbox was a mystery to me! My knitting is coming along, slowly, poorly. I’m a hare by nature but a turtle knitter… E