Thursday, November 04, 2010

Diabetes Month on the Web

Unless you've been living under a rock, you will have heard that November is diabetes awareness month. For parents like us caring for a child with diabetes, we are already WAY aware of diabetes. So instead of doing nothing in November, I suggest three things you can do on the web to mark the occasion:

1.) Visit the Big Blue Test site and watch Manny Hernandez' video. If it gets 100,000 views, Roche Diabetes Care will donate $75,000 to the Life for a Child program. The International Diabetes Federation and Insulin For Life are two global, humanitarian organizations that provide diabetes medication and supplies to children in the world’s poorest countries.So simply watching youtube canget a poor kid insulin - how cool is that?

2.) Check out the cool photo montage at the Be Part of the CURE website by the Diabetes Research Institute (DRI). See if you know anyone in the pictures. I was surprised to find many of our D-friends on there. You can see my family's smiling faces on the lower part of the "C."

3.) Clean out those unused strips from your medicine chest and donate them to children in war torn Rwanda. The folks at Team Type 1 make it effortless to help out on their Rwanda Mission website.

Diabetes is hard. Doing any of these three things is easy (and helpful). You deserve easy for a change.

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