Finishing my Best Gifts posts, this charity is no surprise: The American Diabetes Association. Readers of this blog know that my niece and my husband are diabetics. Giving to the American Diabetes Association and their research partner, the American Diabetes Association Research Foundation are on my list. Your gift pays forward to the newly diagnosed, those struggling with the disease, and medical personnel who treat the disease. Your donations could save a life or help find the cure for diabetes. History Founded in 1940 by twenty-six physicians, the Association was strictly for medical professionals. Their purpose was to address the increasing incidence of diabetes and the complications that arise from the disease. Membership was $2.00 per year. The first annual meeting of the Association occurred on June 1, 1941. The keynote address was given by the co-discoverer of how to use insulin in treating diabetes, Charles Best. (English physiologist Sir Edward Albert Sharpey-Schafer discovered insulin in 1910. In 1921 Doctors Best and Fredrick Banting discovered how to extract insulin and began testing how to use it.) Continuing research developed new forms of monitoring and testing and treating diabetes. The Association brought in local affiliate associations and began to publish periodicals. […]
Thank you for stopping by. I’m sorry I missed you. I’m on holiday. I’ll resume my regular posting schedule Friday, December 28th. Hope to see you then!
It’s Christmas Eve. I’m on holiday spending time with family. I hope you have an opportunity to spend time with your loved ones, too. Enjoy this small selection of some of my favorite Christmas carols. Carol of the Bells by The Piano Guys Little Drummer Boy by Pentatonix Christmas Cannon by Trans Siberian Orchestra We Wish You A Merry Christmas by Celtic Woman I hope you enjoyed these Christmas Carols. May you and yours have a safe and happy holiday! Merry Christmas!