We are declaring March 13, 2020 as the inaugural Global Hypoglycemia Awareness Day.
The concept of the hypoglycemia was postulated by Dr. Seale Harris, in 1924, after he observed hypoglycemia produced during treatment of diabetic patients with the newly discovered insulin.
“The low blood sugar of today is the diabetes of tomorrow.” – Dr. Seale Harris
Dr. Harris was awarded the 1949 Distinguished Service Medal of the American Medical Association. Dr. Seale Harris was born on March 13, 1870 and was raised in a large, loving family in Cedartown, Georgia “where the golden rule was the law of the home.” Dr. Harris received his M.D. from the University of Virginia and made an amazing career in medicine, notably his work revealing hyperinsulinism.
So, we honor Dr. Seale Harris’s memory and groundbreaking work with this annual day to bring about greater awareness of hypoglycemia and the blood sugar roller coaster. 2020 is also the 40th anniversary of the founding of the Hypoglycemia Support Foundation.
Hypoglycemia is a critically important health issue…a “canary in the coal mine of metabolic disease”
We refer to Reactive Hypoglycemia as the “blood sugar roller coaster”.
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Global Hypoglycemia Awareness Day is all about learning and taking action.
Here are a few easy things you can do to educate yourself and others:
- Check out the Blood Sugar Roller Coaster Infographic
- Take the Real Food Challenge – Coming Soon!
- Learn some of the history about hypoglycemia.
- Share vital information with someone you know suffering from the blood sugar roller coaster effect
Some great examples of change:
- Starting a sugar free hospital
- Change holiday diet traditions (e.g., Sustainable Santa)
- Ignore Government guidelines
- Rethink workplace food culture (“Rethink cake“)
Watch and learn:
Sugar Free Hospital