Friday, November 20, 2015

Diabetes Awareness Manicure

Did you know that November is Diabetes Awareness Month? Yeah...I didn't either.  According to the CDC, more than 29 million people are living with diabetes in the US...and many don't even realize it. Keeping an eye on your blood sugar is super important, and everyone should be thinking about it. 

Diabetes Awareness Manicure

Colors Used
China Glaze White on White
China Glaze Recycle
NYC Broadway Burgundy Frost

Diabetes Awareness Manicure

I had Gestational Diabetes during my last pregnancy, and while it was happily controlled through a very strict diet, it still sucked with the force of a thousand vacuums. I had to test my blood multiple times a day, and after three months, my fingers looked like I spent my days dragging them across a cheese grater. There were definitely tears in the shower, y'all. And now, thanks to my horrible pancreas, I am at an even greater risk of developing diabetes as I get older. 

Hooray.

As the not-so-officially official colors seem to be gray and red, I decided to do a seriotype because I am totally obsessed with them they are easy and fun. I used the red dots to show what my poor fingertips felt like after a few short weeks of testing my blood. I topped everything off with a generous layer of seche vite.

Diabetes Awareness Manicure

Diabetes Awareness Manicure

I am not the only one trying to call attention to this horrible disease, check out my partners in crime, and maybe consider what your blood sugar might be...especially if you aren't as active as you should be. Your pancreas could be plotting against you as we speak.


19 comments:

  1. 3.7 right now.
    not bad at all.
    Your nails on the other hand is through the roof of the awesome-house, and super gorgeous!

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  2. I love this mani (as you know). I can't wait to see what you come up with in a few weeks ;-) =D

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  3. My husband has Type 1 diabetes and it's a scary thing to live with, that's for sure. Beautiful mani! <3

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    1. I have a friend with type1. I can't even imagine.

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  4. Love these! I also had gestational diabetes and now have type 2

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    1. I'm afraid of type2. I know its coming for me. I really need to get my shit together.

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  5. Oh man... it's a horrible disease. At least you got a pretty mani out of it.

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  6. I'm at risk of developing diabetes since it runs in my family, so I have to take care of myself to try to prevent it. I love this nail art!

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  7. This is a really lovely manicure! My dad has diabetes and he's pretty passionate about prevention and education about it. I should try to do a mani for him!

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  8. I always love nails for a cause. Informative and fun!

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  9. These nails are gorgeous! I love that they're helping awareness too!

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  10. such a simply gorgeous mani for a great cause!!!

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  11. Beautiful mani. A lot of family members have diabetes and my uncle passed away from diabetes related difficulties.

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  12. Love the mani! And for a good cause too, awesome! Yes, it runs in my family too, so I am careful...

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  13. I feel bad about your fingers but they the inspiration they gave for this mani is great. The entire thing came out beautifully.

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  14. Thank you for doing this manicure to show support, it runs in our family - mothers side - type 1. Luckily i don't have it, but i remember when my cousin was small still in primary school when she was diagnosed with it.

    Lovely manicure!

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