With the spring season upon us we begin to look for signs of new life.  Driving through a pristine country setting or even dashing through a city subdivision one spots evidence of the seasonal change.  It may be the first daffodil reaching out to grab a ray of sunshine or seeing a frolicking foal bouncing through a fresh green pasture.  Whatever the case may be, everyone can see that new life has begun.

Using the above as an analogy, when people with disabilities see changes happening, it is probably time to make an appointment with your doctor.  Depending on the disability, change can be a positive or negative thing.  This is especially true with diabetes.  Changes in skin color, easy bruising or a sore that will not heal is a signal that something may be going awry and need to be checked out by a physician or healthcare professional.

Diabetes is one of those diseases that is very unpredictable and affects seven percent of the US population.  Thirty percent are undiagnosed (National Diabetics Information Clearinghouse)!  With early detection and proper treatment diabetes may be manageable.  Left undetected and untreated, diabetes can be fatal.

Make it a point to have your blood sugar checked yearly.  What better time than spring?  The sooner diabetes can be diagnosed the sooner treatment can begin and adjustments can be made to our lifestyles to assure a longer and better quality of life.

If you would like more information on how you can help, call us toll free at 1-888-503-7955 or email us at info@maysmission.org today. Thanks for all you do for the disabled. And please comment in the comments section if you have some helpful, healthy ideas you would like to share. Thanks!

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