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Do The Big Blue Test 2011!

An initiative started by the Diabetes Hands Foundation in 2009, the Big Blue Test is an awareness campaign that also gives back and clearly emphasizes the importance of exercise in managing blood sugars.

To participate is super easy: sometime between today and the 14th of November, test, do some activity, test again, and note your results online.  To do that last step, go here, and click on the “Do the Big Blue Test” button.

Each test is a life saving donation of life saving supplies to someone who desperately needs it.  Next time you’re taking a walk, doing a workout, out dancing, or even chasing your kid across the playground, test before and after and note your results online.

Let’s let everyone know that people with diabetes do give back, we do take care of ourselves, and we are powerful in number.   And most of all, let’s get some life saving supplies to those less fortunate than us.

Oh and watch this powerful video and spread the word!  Have a great Tuesday Smile

Tips 4 Type 1!

Tonya Homme is a mother of a child with type 1 diabetes.  She wanted to do something extra to do her part in creating awareness and raising funds for the research towards a cure for type 1 diabetes.

So Tonya took a fun and creative approach and created a nail polish duo which symbolize diabetes awareness.  Silver is the color of the diabetes awareness ribbon and blue is the color of the diabetes awareness circle.  I put in my order recently and here is what it looks like:

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I did my nails in Silver


Ana did her nails in Blue


Proceeds from each order go to the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation.

You may be thinking that a little nail polish can’t go far.  Oh it can.  When a large group of people wear a particular color of nail polish, many others jump aboard and every fashion magazine gives that color or colors all kinds of precious attention.  So if you visualize the impact of such a small way of contributing and if you already wear nail polish, then consider purchasing your nail polish duo.  The colors are great and just so happen to be “in” this Fall season.  They also cover very nicely.

If you want to get in on this gorgeous act of solidarity, go to Tips4Type1 (clever name by the way) and put in your order.

Have a nice day everyone!

Calling Brave Leaders to the 2011 UN Summit on Non-Communicable Diseases

Courtesy of Master Isolated Images


Other posts I have planned are being pushed for this one.  Right now this is important.  Also, cheery posts don’t feel right as a hurricane is making it’s way over and will surely cause destruction and heartache for many.  Much like diabetes.

In September the UN is holding a summit on non-communicable diseases which is to give a large push of attention and priority to the greatest killer in the world: non-communicable diseases such as diabetes, cancer, and cardiovascular disease.

I think all would agree that prevention of these diseases needs to be a huge focus in order begin to repair, heal, and prevent further economic devastation and human suffering.  We’re heading towards a catastrophic situation where all the world’s largest economies fall under the strain of high numbers of people who are not well and require expensive treatments, when prevention would have been the most humane and affordable route.  This is not an issue of a handful of people not taking care of themselves.  We’re talking about a situation where the policies and decisions and current way of life doesn’t support people and their health nearly as much as they should.  Very persistent measures need to be drawn and committed to so that these diseases and the human suffering they cause can be treated and minimized.

Right now, influential leaders, such as our President, who are invited to attend are unable to commit to responsibilities for which we need them.  I personally don’t get why the President would attend all these honorable memorials (like for MLK) but not something this crucial.  I highly recommend you read this article by Manny Hernandez of TuDiabetes, and read this article by Riva Greenberg at the Huffington Post.  They go into better explanations of all this.

We’re all needed right now.  Present human life and well being should be respected as well as the health and economic stability of our future generations, too.  The hopeful thing about non-communicable diseases is that there is a lot we can do to lessen the blow they have on people if we get the commitment and support we need from our leaders.

Here is what you can do to help out.  Scroll down to the bottom of this page and you’ll see easy ways you can raise your voice.

None of us can escape to the Diamond Planet just yet, so let’s keep this one and it’s people healthy and moving forward.