Monday, November 14, 2011

World Diabetes Day

Today is World Diabetes Day, when people across the globe will observe and remember those who are challenged with this disease. There's not much else to say, so I'll leave you with some visuals that show how diabetes impacts my life every day...

Friday, November 4, 2011

Diabetes Awareness Month

Welcome to November! You know - that month that everyone likes to skip over to get straight to Christmas/whatever else you celebrate.

I, for one, am glad that it is November. In addition to Thanksgiving, which is a big deal in my family, November hosts Diabetes Awareness Month. November 14th is World Diabetes Day.

During Diabetes Awareness Month, the JDRF and the International Diabetes Federation are asking people to wear blue on Fridays during the month of November, since our symbol is a blue circle.

I'm wearing blue today, and maybe you'll see some others in blue. It seems like you can't get away from all the breast-cancer pink in October, and they've done a spectacular job to raise awareness. Now it's our turn. Do your small part on Blue Fridays and help spread the word!

Another way to participate in Diabetes Awareness Month is to take just 90 seconds to help us Type 1's by electronically signing this petition to the U.S. FDA:  By signing, you are asking the FDA to remove any delays on the Artificial Pancreas Project - a device that would have an enormous impact on the management of Type 1 Diabetes. The FDA is set to make a recommendation on December 1, so time is running out to help them see the immediate importance of a device like this.

Happy Diabetes Awareness Month!