It's National Diabetes Month in the US!

November is American Diabetes Month, and this year it was kicked off with a White House press release of a proclamation signed by President Obama, recognizing the importance of this month. Wow!!! Pretty cool, in my opinion.

What do you think of US National Diabetes Month? Is it meaningful to you? What do you think it's for? Do you think it achieves something? What, if anything?

I've heard people say that special "diabetes days" send the wrong message, because when you have diabetes EVERY day is diabetes day, and selecting a specific period of time to bring national focus to it allows folks without diabetes to think otherwise. I've heard other folks say that it's a good thing because it shines a light on our cause long enough for people to get interested and informed, without becoming numb to the messages put out by awareness-raising campaigns.

What do you think about it?