Sunday, November 13, 2011

World Diabetes Day

As most of you know, Vintage Couture is a proud advocate of diabetes - juvenile diabetes in particular.  Every November 14th, over 160 countries and territories celebrate World Diabetes Day!

Help us celebrate it by familiarizing yourself with the signs of diabetes here:

Did you know that Type 1 Diabetes cannot be prevented, while Type 2 Diabetes can be prevented with maintaining a healthy weight and regular exercise? (

Today the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Dallas Chapter hosted a live webcast with the President and CEO of JDRF.  They discussed current research topics dealing with curing, treating, and preventing Type 1 Diabetes.  They also talked about the exciting findings from just the last few weeks on artificial pancreas research!    Read more here.

Have you heard of an OmniPod?  It's a small, wireless insulin pump!  It sure changed a young boys life, and he would like to share that story with you.  Read about Noah and think of him today as he celebrates BIG time in NYC with a blood glucose reading flash mob in Time Square while the Koda Jumbotron features photos sent in by those touched by diabetes around the country!!

Our Chief Designer, Jessica Wiswall's three children and husband all have Type 1 diabetes.  She had her family show off their personal OmniPods for our blog! Now if you see one, you'll know what it is!  But remember, it can be placed in different areas!

Spread the word, spread the love, and you could just help someone out.

From all of us at Vintage Couture

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