Yes I called it an epedimic, because that is what it is. Many who read this will say I am over exaturating or that I am blowing things out of proportion. But I wonder if anyone would say that about Aids/HIV. The reason I make this comparison is clear, they both kill the same about of people a year.
On average Diabetes kills a person every 10 seconds around the world, and more than 3.5 million deaths per year are caused by diabetes -- equal to the amount of deaths caused by HIV/AIDS -- however the United Nations has yet to recognize World Diabetes Day. The reason, because Diabetes, has deadly has it is, is still overlooked by the majority of politicians. It's cast aside as the disease that you only get if you eat wrong and that can be controlled if people would just be responsible enough to eat right and loose some weight. The fact is that those who live with this life changing illness know that that is simply not the case.
I myself and lucky in that while I have Diabetes I have a very mild case, but billions of people around the world are not as lucky. Please take a second out of your day and sign the petitions here and here. You can learn more about Diabetes in general at The American Diabetes Association.
10 seconds of your time could save someone's life, maybe even your own. Think about that.