Today is World Diabetes Awareness Day! This is a disease that hits close to home for me. My best friend lives with type 1 diabetes, and she will for the rest of her life. I see what she goes through on a daily basis and I commend her because she deals with it incredibly well. Type 1 diabetes used to be called Juvenile Diabetes because typically people are diagnosed as kids. This type of diabetes despite all the research that has been done is not curable and not preventable. It is a disorder of the cells of the pancreas that causes a lack of or improper production/utilization of the hormone insulin, which regulates blood sugar. Unfortunately it is now referred to as Type 1 diabetes because so many children are now being diagnosed with Type 2. The majority of the time Type 2 is caused my diet & lifestyle but can also be linked genetically or be onset by age. Diabetes itself can be managed but comes with an array of life threatening complications. Anyway sorry for rambling on but I think the cause is incredibly important. Between 1/3 and 1/2 of people with Diabetes do not know it, and have not been diagnosed yet.. and so I think awareness is something that really needs to be focused on. I'm glad the nail polish community is coming together to raise awareness for such an important cause!
The colour for Diabetes awareness is blue. Since I have been rocking the OPI Suedes lately, I decided to wear another. This is OPI Russian Navy Suede. A matte navy with shimmer. It applies perfectly. This is one coat. I love how it looks. Like most of the other mattes/suedes I own... it wears terribly (at least OPI warns you about this on the label). But I really like it.
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