Blog Entries With Tag: Gina Capone

Posted: Nov 4, 2011

Well, if you didn't know about Lee Ann Thill from The Butter Compartment and her  postcard project - then check it out here  - you may still have time to participate.  I completed a few postcards this week - all done with stuff I have here at home - and sent them off in the post the other day.  It was so much fun (I felt like a kid again).  Below is  one of the postcards I made!  My fingers still have glue on them, making typing a wee bit fun .

Other projects coming up this month during this BLUE month of November - is of course -
WEAR BLUE ON FRIDAYS - which I'm doing today (are you?).  Though not sure about putting the blue coloured contacts I bought yesterday.  I'm not a big lover of placing objects in my eyes.  I'd tried wearing contacts back in the 80's - which usually ended up driving me crazy with trying to put these little bits of plastic onto my eyeball BUT for one of these Friday's - I'll plunk 'em in and see how it goes!  So for now, I have a blue hair extension in along with my favourite pair of blue earrings!

Mike Young from Diabetes in Spain has a great idea that on 11.11.11 we all take a picture that is diabetes related - he has opened up a group on Flickr for posting your pictures you take that day or submit via Twitter with the #diabetes111111 hashtag or directly on the Diabetes in Spain site.  All the details on the "how to's" are at his website above.

The forever fab Gina Capone from The Diabetes Talkfest Blog is having The 6th annual D-blog Day on November 9.  Usually in the past she's asked participants to blog about a certain subject but this year seems we're all getting artzy fartzy and if you are into making up a "scrapbook" page - then this could be your project.  She has the other option of writing a blog which she's chosen the topic - you can check out the details at this link.

Of course, there is the Big Blue Test .  You can do this any day between November 1 and November 14 at midnight PST, by simply testing your blood sugar, getting active, testing again, and sharing the results online (if the link doesn't work - paste the following link in a new browser window - ).  This year, the amount of people who test, a donation from Roche Diabetes Care will help more then 8,000 people with diabetes in ned.  Within the USA, five nonprofit organisations will each receive $10,000 while $25,000 will go to support the work in Latin America by the International Diabetes Federation's Life for a Child Programme for a total of $75,000 in Big Blue Test grants to be funded.   Now is that awesome or what?

As usual the International Diabetes Federation (IDF)  has many ideas for you to celebrate WWD2012 - watch Jean Claude Mbanya - President of IDF in this video to get you even more motivated!!  

Last but not least, Mark-John Clifford from 1 Disease! World! Voice! is holding his 3rd Annual World KID'Z weekend - but this time it won't be held on the weekend but over a 7 day period.  It starts on Monday, November 14th and continuing on until Sunday, November 22nd.  Last year 250,000 people attended this, and this year is looking even more promising for attendance.  This event will be live on the internet via Livestream, Ustream, Skype, Twitter and Phones for everyone to watch and take part in - don't be shy - come in and join on the fun (I do every year).  For more information - check it out at this link.

Are there events I haven't listed above that you are attending or holding yourself? Then feel free to share them here!!!   

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Posted: Nov 9, 2010

Dblog Day 11.09/2010 picture

I’m taking part today in the D-blog day – this was started back on November 2005 (where have I been all these years – in a cave?).  I noticed this “event” through Gina Capone’s website called Diabetes Talk that explains all the details (e.g. topic of this years d-blog, etc.).  I decided I would give it a go and know I’ll not be the only one that will be Tweeting (using #dblogday) and in other social medias.  Hopefully it’s not too late for you to join in today and I know I’ve marked this event  in my calendar for 2011 already!


Regular folk by ssaamm97 at Photobucket

1)         We are amongst you “regular” folks – you may not know it – but we are.  Do not be afraid.

2)         Diabetes, Type 1 that is , is not like the Elvis Presley song – Return To Sender – it is with us for life – no losing weight, eating less sugar gets us off our juice of life.

Dr. Frederick Banting Awarded Nobel Prize in 1923

3)         If you see me wearing my blue suede shoes on November 14th this year – it’s because I’m celebrating the birth of  Dr. Banting that you see above!  He was born on this day back in 1891 and we now celebrate his birth along with World Diabetes Day (WDD) which was started up by the International Diabetes Federation .  Psst, did you know Dr. Banting is Canadian? Some people seem surprised by this when I’ve tell them.  I kid you not!

4)         Having diabetes is not the end of the world – but for some it is – be patient with them as they learn the ropes.  Old timers like myself, we’ve got it down pat most of the time, but then there are those days that …. you know …. Things just don’t jive no matter what you do.

5)         I can eat sweets, if you see me sinking my teeth into that chocolate pie, be forewarned, I will enjoy it to the last lick of the plate (I tell my friends that this saves on washing dishes) – but behind all this enjoyment – is calculations for how much insulin to give, etc. etc. It’s not easy at times as we have to guesstimate – but rewarding when we do “cheat” for that sinful treat from time to time.

6)         Cats and dogs can get diabetes and become insulin dependent!  My name of FatCatAnna comes from my pussy cat Beauduoin who probably had better control of his diabetes then I do (even the vet said so).  I really miss him.

Girl eyeing sweets courtesy of Foto Search

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