November 1st marks the beginning of Diabetes Awareness Month. This month is used to help bring attention to all types of diabetes and the people it affects. The American Diabetes Association’s theme this year is “Step Out Walk.” The goal? To run 3 million miles to celebrate the association’s 30th anniversary. To show our support, we have created some vibrant temporary tattoo designs to help increase diabetes awareness! This campaign is intended to motivate people to stay active and get moving! Plus, it will aid in understanding the daily reality of those living with diabetes. This includes every decision they make, from what they eat, to how they care for themselves.
Strut your stuff with our Diabetic Unicorn temporary tattoo!
What Is Diabetes?
There are several types of diabetes, including Type 1, Type 2, and Gestational.
Type 1 Diabetes
The body produces a hormone, insulin, used to get glucose from your bloodstream to your cells. In Type 1 diabetes, the body does not produce insulin. Type 1 diabetes occurs at every age, and about 5% of the U.S. population has it. Show the world that you are a Type 1 diabetic with our mindful temporary tattoos. Our tattoo designs include a Diabetes bandaid and a Type Onederful and Type One Circle motif — three great additions to help raise awareness.
Type 2 Diabetes
Type 2 diabetes is a condition in which the body causes your blood sugar (glucose) levels to rise higher than average. In this case, your pancreas generates too much extra insulin, but, over time, it is not able to make enough to keep your blood sugar levels within range. This is called insulin resistance. Let others know that you have diabetes for your safety, and help raise awareness with our Diabetic Alert temporary tattoo designs. See if you or a loved one is at risk for Type 2 diabetes with this Risk Test.
Channel your inner fighter with our Diabetic Warrior temporary tattoo!
Gestational diabetes is a medical condition found in pregnant women who were not diagnosed with diabetes prior to their pregnancy, but have high blood sugar levels. In a 2019 analysis, gestational diabetes in the U.S. was as high as 63.5 per 1000 live births. There is no firm identification as to what causes gestational diabetes but it is believed that it involves the placenta where the baby is growing. The placenta produces hormones that help the baby develop, sometimes causing the mother to not get enough insulin in her own body. This starts building insulin resistance. As a consequence, the body cannot create or use all the insulin needed for the pregnancy.
Living With Diabetes
Those with diabetes face everyday battles that dictate life choices. Researchers are hard at work to help make the lives of those with diabetes easier, and one day find a cure. In 2016, 37% of the American Diabetes Association’s research budget was dedicated to Type 1 diabetes.