Diabetes Awareness Month “Insulin is not a cure for type 1 diabetes. It keeps people with diabetes alive, but it does not make it go away.” Every day during Diabetes Awareness Month, I will share a fact, tip, or thought on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram. Please remember that I never give medical advice. Ask your endocrinologist or pediatrician for advice about your own child. Make your own informed decisions for your own child.