Monday, October 29, 2012

Diabetes Awareness Month

November is Diabetes Awareness Month. Didn't know that? I didn't either, until recently, even though I have been living with a type 2 for about 9 years. When type 1 entered our lives unexpectedly, everything changed. I have always been aware of the research being done to find a cure, and I have always been hopeful that a cure would be found. But now it's personal, very personal.
There are a couple of things you can do to participate:
1) Be a type 1 for a day. Through the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), you can experience a tiny bit of what we go through each day. If you are game, sign up to receive text messages for 24 hours. You will receive text messages throughout the day to let you know what a type 1 experiences, minus the finger sticks and injections, in a day. Text T1D4ADAY to 63566. You will receive a confirmation text that completes your registration. Or visit for more information.
2) The Big Blue Test. Check your blood sugar, do a little exercise, check your blood sugar again, then log the results at The goal is 20,000 tests by November 14, World Diabetes Day. The organization will donate diabetes supplies to people in need.

Do it for these 2 that I love so very much.

One day, we will KDA.

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