Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Utah Girl Scout Fights for Diabetes Awareness

The Deseret News has a truly awesome story about Genevieve Ellis, a Salt Lake City Girl Scout who was recently honored at a press conference by the American Diabetes Association, for her efforts to share her story and warn people of the risks involved with Diabetes.

Laura Landon, executive director of Utah's ADA chapter, presented Genevieve with the American Diabetes Association Teaching Award during the press conference and stated,
"We can have doctors and endocrinologists speak, and people don't listen, but
they listen to a 14-year-old."
Inspired by the death of her Grandmother and her Mother's own Diagnosis with Diabetes - Genevieve runs her own blog, Inspired By Diabetes - which has become the centerpiece for a new public awareness campaign, Faces of Diabetes - designed to give the people of Utah information they need to either avoid or postpone contracting the disease, and to give them hope for the future if they already have it. Definitely check out the article, Genevieve's Blog and see her video posted blow: