We hear a great deal about blood sugar while talking about diabetes. But the problems triggered by it have another common theme.
With the word "cure" we think of it as an end. But, in fact, it's often the end – of a beginning. For those surgically “cured” from cancer, enduring amputation from sepsis or receiving a transplanted organ, the story — though different and uncharted — begins anew.
We all understand the impact of a gaping wound, or the wasted appearance of a body overrun by cancer. But often there are more silent and invisible conditions that not only invoke a physical furor, but emotional and psychological pain as well. Type 1 Diabetes is such a malady. Thankfully, major advances are ongoing.
Given that roughly two-thirds of weather-related deaths are attributed to cold temperatures, it seems appropriate to raise awareness about basic measures to ensure a happy winter season. Stay warm and safe, and ...