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Diabetic Awareness - what do you do?

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By: FatCatAnna

The Roller Coaster Ride of Diabetes! Whoo! Whoo!

I am a Type 1 diabetic diagnosed back in the early 60's as a child.  I am living in Montreal, Canada and enjoy scribbling about diabetes from time to time. I’ve had my ups / downs just like any person would experience with going through life - diabetic or not.  My motto in life?  Diabetes does not control me – I control it!! 

You can find more posts/discussions at my Facebook page called "The Roller Coaster Ride of Diabetes" and also on Twitter under the name of FatCatAnna.  Feel free to follow me at both places or send me a private message!

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Posted: Nov 10, 2010 14:35
  • Diabetic Awareness - what do you do?

    I just posted a reply at George Simmon's latest blog post entitled "It Doesn't Take That Much".  It's all about that little blue circle that represents to the world - diabetes.  Like one commenter had said - "it is what ALL the in-fashion D-folks are wearing!".  Wow, I'm finally in with the in-crowd for once in my life :)

    I received my first pin - that I proudly wear all the time (and luckily I have spares since those little suckers can come off at times) back in 2008.  I wear my pin proudly and if asked about what it means - have no issues with explaining the history of how it all came about - with UN involvement for diabetes awareness - then with IDF (International Diabetes Federation started back in 1950). 

    If you want to purchase the pins - you can find them at this link - feel free to shasre them with family / friends / colleagues - to spread the word!

    Wait though, here's something else you may not be aware of - the FLYING CIRCLE.  By purchasing a 2-pack of these unique frisbees (they have a unique code that you can register online with) you will help raise funds to support children with diabetes in the developing world. Now, wouldn't it be cool to catch a picture of your dog catching that frisbee and post it at IDF to share with the world!

    Alright, I'm all pumped up for November 14th - actually all year round is more my thing - but this is OUR day - let us go out a celebrate with the rest of the world to bring diabetes awareness to all!

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