This post is brought to you by the American Diabetes Association. All opinions are my own.
Most of us know someone whose life is or was impacted by diabetes.
I will never forget how my grandmother, when diagnosed with diabetes, made sharp lifestyle changes. These changes resulted in her living many healthy years.
It was the 80s, and I remember thinking how odd it was that she was suddenly eating so differently than she had.
Luckily, her heath team was smart enough to communicate the impact that changing her habits could have in her longevity and quality of life. I am forever grateful for this, because if she wasn’t armed with this knowledge and diligent in its application, I might not have been able to have her in my life until I was a young adult.
One organization that works diligently to provide real and credible education and information to those recently diagnosed with Diabetes is the American Diabetes Association. In addition to helping those newly diagnosed, they also offer services to communities that are at high risk of diabetes and pre-diabetes.
This holiday season, I’d like to share with you an easy way to support the American Diabetes Association.
The American Diabetes Association Gift of Hope program is an annual Holiday Gift catalog. The funds generated when you shop go to support the mission. You can check out their digital catalog HERE.
The Gift of Hope Catalog began in 1971 when Minneapolis-area parents of children with diabetes banned together to do something to help fight the disease. Initially, they sold holiday greeting cards to raise money. In the last 45 years, the program has raised more than $26 million. Today, many of the holiday cards are either designed by or dedicated to people with diabetes. In addition to cards, you can find a broad range of other gifts available – from holiday decor to kitchen goods.
These AMAZING Herb Scissors came from the store.