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Posted: Nov 2, 2013
Hmmm, I've been seeing various places within the DOC (diabetes online community) going on about this being some celebration of diabetes month (NDAM).
Yuppers, glancing at my calendar on my wall - THIRTY days of advocating in many different forms about my disease I've had for almost 1/2 a century. Boy oh boy - do WE feel special or what?
On further research (gotta love search engines) - I discovered that in the United States - Mr. Obama has declared that it indeed is true. JDRF Canada has as well -along with ADA (American Diabetic Association). I was even surprised after abit of sleuthing that the CDA (Canadian Diabetes Association) website that they have as well! I could probably post more - perhaps from other parts of the world - but I'll leave that up to you to let your fingers do the walking across your keyboard (and if you find any good ones - post them here).
Everyone has their different approach to how to celebrate. I have to admit one of my favs has always been the Lee Anne Thill's World Diabetes Day Post Card Exchange (details can be found at the bottom of this blog for 2013).
A new one I've come across this year is well known American advocate/blogger Kerri Sparling's of Six Until Me - Diabetes Month Photo-A-Day project. I always like to take pictures (have mobile - will click) - so you'll either see those pics posted here at Diabetes1.org OR my Blogger site - The Roller Coaster Ride of Diabetes. All depends on how many projects I get involved in (I mean - there is a life outside of diabetes - right?)
So - what will you be doing this month to tell the world about diabetes? I can't wait to see - but remember - awareness and advocacy isn't just a once a year thing. It's all the time for many of us that advocate / educate.
Remember though - if a person's eyes start to glaze over as you yammer on - retreat - some of what you'll have said will enter into their already over-logged brains - and hopefully they'll walk away with abit better understanding of what diabetes is all about!
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Posted: Sep 22, 2013
Every Friday I try my best to wear blue (I'm always wearing my blue circle pin everyday – I collected a few when I was a volunteer at IDF). The idea of wearing blue on Friday was created a few years ago by Cherise Shockley who is part of the team at Diabetes Community Advocacy Foundation (DCAF) to bring attention to World Diabetes Day every November 14th (Dr. Bantings birthday) – and well – most of us within the DOC (Diabetes Online Community) just love the colour blue – so we flaunt it with a smile on our face.
Well, this past Friday, I lucked in on a really REALLY nice find. I have this thing for stainless steel bling – it’s clean (I’m not allergic to it as well as it’s surgical) – not shiny – it’s just purrfect in my eyes. I saw this indiscreet pendant – with a zircon blue stone set into it – and I just fell in love with it (helped that it was 80%) – it was purrfect colour of blue. The price was just right – and when the clerk told me that the stone was the real thing – even better. I am now the owner of a blue topaz – bling bling!
I explained to her about the wearing of blue on Friday for awareness of diabetes. As usual the confusion with the types of diabetes came up – and I pulled out my insulin pump – showed off the infusion set in my tummy (see only 1 shot every 3 days instead of 30 – whoopee!!!). Her mouth dropped when she learned of the increase in Type 1 diabetes – and that you didn’t have to be young to get it – that it really has no age limit now – the autoimmune system goes nuts – and BANG – pancreas shuts down without a thank you Mam!!! She mentioned that she knew someone that might be interested in an insulin pump – despite my shocking her with the price tag if you have no coverage either via work place and/or provincial coverage. I just told her for me – that so far – no complications of being an addict to insulin – and she said I had a glow to me (of course – I blurted out it was due to rosacea ).
Psst - notice BLUE plate below - yuppers - it's all about Blue Friday (aka #BlueFriday in Tweeter land) - not just on my clothing/bling/whatever - BUT my dishware I so lovingly lick off of (saves on dish washing :) )!
Above - bit of thyme roast pork tucked lovingly inbetween my home made buttermilk bread :)
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Posted: Nov 10, 2012
I always wear ID to inform others of my medical condition which happens to so far just be diabetes. I wrote back in August about picking up some silcone bracelets from a company based in Australia - which I'm wearing as I type this out to you. Up until today, I didn't realise that there is also a company closer to home, here in North America called American Medical ID and has been around since the 90's. It has created a new goal: Ten thousand Diabetes Medical IDs given away on November 14, aka World Diabetes Day (#WDD in Twitter)!
Since November 1st, to help raise awareness and show support to the diabetes community (#DOC) during Diabetes Awareness Month, American Medical ID started giving away diabetes medical IDs to anyone in need. This absolutely **FREE** program has been a huge success and has delivered thousands of diabetes medical IDs to people with type 1 or type 2 diabetes.
The good thing - when filling out the order form (very easy to do online) - many countries around the world are listed - not just the United States. I was abit worried that it would be like some of the American companies I deal with for medical stuff - that they will not ship to Canada. Also, this company doesn't only sell medical ID but other items related to health issues (e.g. stickers for allergic reactions). I know I'll probably be back there again - buying something either for myself or my family/friends.
So, what is stopping you - click on this ** LINK ** and order up your bracelet before it's too late (they come in 2 sizes - either black or white as shown in the picture below).
Remember, this ID bracelet could save your life or someone you care about one day!! Any ID is better then no ID in my humble opinion.
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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 .
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Posted: Oct 18, 2011
President Jean Claude Mbanya from the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) is calling the world via video to go BLUE for diabetes on the 14th of November which is World Diabetes Day (WDD). This day was created by IDF 20 years ago to bring awareness to the global epidemic of diabetes that is hitting our big blue marble. Many of us don't just bring awareness on this day but all year round wear the blue circle pin that was created in 2006 to become the global symbol for diabetes.
To top it all off, Cherise Shockley from the Diabetes Social Media Advocacy (DSMA) and a few members of the D-OC (diabetic online community) have put together a fantastic video asking to not just wear blue on WDD - but for the month of November to wear blue EVERY Friday. You can check out this great video at this link to get motivated to join in with us all!
The great thing for me? I love to wear blue!!!
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