Today I'm wearing blue nails in honor of World Diabetes Day. An American Indian is 2.2 times more likely to have diabetes compared to a non-Hispanic white and 95% of American Indians with diabetes have Type 2. This is the highest rate of diabetes among all U.S. racial and ethnic groups.
As a member of the Pascua Yaqui tribe, I've seen many of my relatives afflicted with Type 2 diabetes in their later years. My closest family members have all had brushes with pre-diabetes diagnoses. With greater knowledge and improved education about diabetes, prevention through healthy lifestyle changes is now a priority and daily goal for my family.
This day isn't just about my family or this country - it's about how diabetes affects us all on a global scale. Not all forms of diabetes are preventable, but lifestyle changes may help prevent cases of Type 2 diabetes. I recommend checking out the International Diabetes Federation site and the American Diabetes Association sites for more information.
Here's Let Me Fly is from the Cult Nails Spring/Summer 2011 Day At The Races collection.
This dusty teal is filled with silver fleck shimmer. At some angles, it looks like there's pink and blue shimmer, too. This polish is opaque and goes on smoothly in two thin coats. There's something very calming about this muted blue. Fortunately, Let Me Fly isn't one of the limited edition Cult Nails shades so everyone still has an opportunity to get their own bottle.