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Jean Robb

Volunteer your remarketable gifts and become more marketable!

Volunteer and Market Yourself…Remarkably

“Remarkable Marketable Mehelps you share your remarkable gifts volunteering, making you more marketable along the way.

By Jean Robb

I didn’t have the best childhood. We didn’t have much, so if you needed something you had to find a way to get it. I started working at 11 years old selling candy door to door. I know very scary right, but at 11 years old all I knew was I had to sell a certain amount of candy before I could go home. When I knocked on a door, out came my foot and I didn’t move it until you bought a box of candy. The skills I learned from my difficult childhood, (my lemons) really became a blessing (my lemonade).

I learned at a really young age that persistence will open many doors. As an adult I have walked out on a stage with a tiger after Zig Ziglar and talked to over 2,000 people about overcoming their fears. I know you must be thinking…a tiger? I have volunteered for over 15 years with big cat sanctuaries and have learned you can do something you really love while helping others in remarkable ways. In today’s economy you hear lots of people say they can’t find a job. So what happens?

The longer you’re out of work, you start to lose your contacts. You’re not keeping up with the day-to-day changes in your trade. You’re simply out of the loop. The longer you’re in this position the more the fear sets in. What if I can’t find a job? I have so much to offer, how do I get someone to talk to me? Well as you can see, fear can really take a hold of you, it makes you feel like a deer in the headlights. How do you overcome these things?

First off, STOP listening to the FEAR and STOP making EXCUSES. Look, I’ve made many of the same excuses when I’ve let fear be a part of my life. I now realize that the answer to overcoming the fear is to replace it with remarkable things you can be proud of. Instead of asking why would anyone want to hire me, ask yourself why not me?

After volunteering you could say. Look at the change I’ve made in the lives of others. Look what I’ve learned along the way. Look at the skills I’ve been taught while helping others. Look at the great people I’ve met. They’ve seen first hand the type of passion I put into any job I take on. So how will this work? I have made a commitment to bring you a volunteering opportunity at least once a week. The process of volunteering can be more complicated than people may think.

Email me your news. I have included in each story all the information I received and the direct contacts to make it really easy for you to get your foot in the door.Network, Network, Network” See how you can use that experience to build your resume. Most of all how did you feel about helping others today.

My goal is to get you to share with all of us your experience. Think about how much we can learn from each other. Please email me your pictures and story to so I can post them each day. I will add the trademarks, video and links for you.

Jean Robb is a real estate agent in the Dallas – Fort Worth area who is committed to promoting the importance of volunteering for your community.We have the infrastructure in place with the best real estate team in North Texas, and the process for you and I, together can “give back” to those in need without costing you an extra dime. It’s a win/win for both of us. When you contact me, just mention this page and I'll donate 5% of my commission to any non-profit you want to help!

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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

The average person with type 2 diabetes lives for years with the disease before it's diagnosed. Have you had any of these dangerous symptoms?
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Symptoms of Type 2 Diabetes: 

When to See Your Doctor

The average person with type 2 diabetes lives for years with the disease before it's diagnosed. Have you had any of these dangerous symptoms?

Medically reviewed by Pat F. Bass III, MD, MPH
Type 2 diabetes begins as a "silent" condition, because before it does noticeable damage to your body, it has no distinguishing symptoms, other than high blood sugar levels that can be found with a blood test. But there are signs that diabetes is present, although they are easily ignored. In fact, of the nearly 21 million Americans with type 2 diabetes, about six million don’t know they have it.

Type 2 Diabetes: Red Flags

Possible symptoms of type 2 diabetes include:


  • Being more thirsty than usual
  • Feeling more hungry than usual
  • Feeling more tired than usual
  • Needing to urinate more than usual, especially at night
  • Blurry vision
  • Unplanned weight loss
  • Sores that don’t go away

"There are a lot of people who don’t have symptoms," says Vivian Fonseca, MD, professor of medicine and pharmacology and chief of the section of endocrinology at Tulane University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans. 

Type 2 Diabetes: Silent Condition, Serious Damage

Dr. Fonseca says that many people believe a "silent" condition like diabetes is nothing to worry about because they don’t feel any different. However, higher-than-normal blood sugar levels do damage at the microvascular level (affecting the smallest of your blood vessels), even if you can’t feel it.
"Even milder diabetes with no symptoms can continuously do damage over the years, so that’s where the problem lies," says Fonseca. "When sugar goes from 115 to 130 [mg/dL], you have diabetes. So for example, you can have eye damage, but no knowledge of that happening."
Diabetic retinopathy, which is the result of damage to the blood vessels in the eye that causes progressive vision loss, is one physical change that is most closely linked to the onset of type 2 diabetes. Data from the Diabetes Prevention Program suggest that this gradual damage to the eye occurs in about 12 percent of people within three years of the diagnosis of diabetes.
Although early damage to your eye can be seen using the equipment at your eye doctor’s office, many people will not know they have diabetic retinopathy until it has progressed far enough to interfere with their vision.

Type 2 Diabetes: Getting the Message

This is why understanding your risk factors and getting screened for diabetes, even if you don’t feel any different, is so important, says Fonseca.
The good news is that efforts to get people screened for type 2 diabetes appear to be working.
According to a study of 7,300 people, the number of adults with diagnosed diabetes is on the rise, but the proportion of those who have undiagnosed diabetes is stable. This means that national efforts to spread the word about the importance of screening are successful — although there is more work to be done.

Type 2 Diabetes: Who Should Get Screened?

The American Diabetes Association recommends that all adults age 45 or older be screened for diabetes. If you are younger than age 45, talk to your doctor about diabetes screening if you are overweight or obese and you have one or more of the following risk factors:
  • You exercise fewer than three times a week.
  • A close relative (sibling or parent) has type 2 diabetes.
  • You had diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes).
  • You gave birth to a baby weighing more than nine pounds.
  • You come from a Native American, Hispanic, African-American, Alaska Native, Pacific Islander, or Asian-American background.
  • You were diagnosed with polycystic ovarian syndrome — a hormone imbalance in women.
  • You’ve been told you had higher-than-normal blood sugar levels before.
  • You have a history of heart disease.
  • You have high blood pressure at 140/90 mm Hg or above (or are taking medication to lower blood pressure).
  • You have HDL "good" cholesterol below 35 mg/dL.
  • Your triglyceride level is above 250 mg/dL.
Because diabetes can damage your body for a while before you even realize you have it, it is important in order to make good choices about your long-term health. Ask for a screening if you are at risk.

Recently Diagnosed

It's not easy to hear you have diabetes. But for millions of Americans, learning about their diabetes is the first step toward feeling better and living a longer, healthier life. Here's what you need to get started on the path toward improved health and wellbeing.

Getting the News

Getting the News: Now What? Being told you have diabetes can be stressful—and rightly so. Here are some ways to cope.

Where Do I Begin With Type 2?

Living With Type 2 Diabetes Start here! This section will give you the first steps for taking control of your type 2 diabetes.

Living With Type 1 Diabetes

Community Event Calendar There are many components to proper management of type 1 diabetes.

Blood Glucose Control

Blood Glucose Control Learn how to monitor your blood glucose (sugar) with the latest tools.

Your Health Care Team

Your Healthcare Team Work with your doctors to create the best treatment plan for you.

Health Insurance Options

Health Insurance Options Research the best insurance options to make your health care more affordable.

Diabetes 24/7

Diabetes 24/7 Use this free online tool to track and organize your diabetes management and treatment plan.

Recipes for Healthy Living

Recipe Club 72x72 FREE: One-day meal plans, new recipes, tips for eating healthier.

Create a lasting memorial remembrance in honor of a loved one by giving a gift that will fight diabetes
Honor a loved one with a donation in their name—perfect for birthdays, anniversaries, other occasions.
Make a one-time donation in your name or create a recurring monthly donation to help us further our efforts to stop diabetes

Wedding Favors

In lieu of traditional wedding favors, honor guests or loved ones and order personalized announcements. In lieu of traditional wedding favors, honor guests or loved ones and order personalized announcements.

Always and Forever Tributes

Always and Forever Tributes Celebrate the life of a loved one by creating a personalized Memorial Tribute page.

Gift of Hope

Gift of Hope - 2010 72x72 Every penny of profit from your Gift of hope purchase goes directly to diabetes research.

Support Our Research

Support Our Research 72x72 Support diabetes research through a gift to the American Diabetes Association Research Foundation.

General Gift

End of Year Giving Help us stop diabetes! Make a one-time donation or a recurring monthly donation.

Estate Planning

Estate Planning Learn how you can contribute to the American Diabetes Association through estate planning.

Honor Gift

Memorial Honor a loved one with a donation in their name — perfect for birthdays, anniversaries, other occasions.

Memorial Gift

Make a memorial dination and create a lasting memorial remembrance in honor of a loved one. Create a lasting memorial remembrance in honor of a loved one with your contribution.

Vehicle Donation

Donate your vehicle to us and you may receive a tax deduction. Donate your old car, truck, boat or RV to help improve the lives of all those affected by diabetes.

Giving Societies

These donors have made a huge impact with their generous giving. Join their efforts. Meet some of our most generous donors, whose gifts have made a huge impact in the fight against diabetes.

Do-It-Yourself Fundraising

Community Campaign for Diabetes Easily customize your own event or fundraising campaign using ADA's online fundraising tools.

Make a Special Occasion Donation

Honor loved ones with a donation and order personalized announcements For your next special occasion, honor a loved one and guests with a donation in their name to fight diabetes.

Promotions That Give Back

Find out which companies and websites have set up programs that generate contributions to us each time you participate. Make a contribution each time you participate in these promotional programs.

Donate Stocks and Mutual Fund Shares

stock-and-mutual-funds-72x72 Donate stocks and mutual fund shares to improve the lives of people with diabetes.

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