This weeks Purple Paw award goes to a scholar in Mrs. Darby's class for his research on diabetes. Over 25 million American's have diabetes. The fastest rising category is school aged children. In P.E. we learned about type 1 diabetes and how the pancreas doesn't produce enough insulin. We also learned that insulin helps bring blood sugar to our muscles for energy. Lastly we talked about type 2 diabetes, which has to do with the bodies ability to regulate blood sugar levels. People with type 2 diabetes need to watch their diet carefully to keep their blood sugars levels at an optimum level.