Awareness is Not Enough

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month.  Everyone will be talking, wearing, and painting Des Moines “pink”, as well as donating money, and walking for “The Cure.” I wonder if people are going to do the same thing next month for American Diabetes Month.  Will they be wearing blue and raising awareness for that? Several weeks…

Following the trail of life

On Wednesday night, Jan Thomas and her sons received the ESPY’s Arthur Ashe Courage award on behalf of the late Aplington-Parkersburg football coach Ed Thomas.  I saw the acceptance speech and I wasn’t worried at all.  I knew Aaron would knock it out of the park.  On a side note, the Becker family also deserve…

626,400

Numbers don’t lie.  Between October 29 of last year to Tuesday, 626, 400 Americans were diagnosed with diabetes (type 1, type 2, or gestational).  One in 4 don’t know they have diabetes. Tuesday was Diabetes Alert Day.  It’s a day that the American Diabetes Association set aside to send the message that diabetes is more…