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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!

Virtual 5k for Diabetes


There are several of what I call “Girl’s Guide Angels” out there.  You know, people who support my blogging and advocacy efforts and provide cheering and encouragement.  One of those people is Reyna, a parent of a child with type 1 diabetes.  I read her blog because she has an uncanny ability to turn her family’s unique life with diabetes into some of the most uplifting and hysterical stuff I’ve ever had the pleasure of reading.  So when I noticed last week that marathon running Reyna and her ultra marathon running sister (ultra-yes I didn’t know there was such a thing and yes, it blows the mind) started a fundraising event to raise money for diabetes, I said, “I’m SO in”. 

Go here for all the details.  If you’re like me and welcome any extra incentive out there to exercise, then say hello to this great one.  It’s lovely to do something like this and feel solidarity with all of the other people gearing up to do the same.  Not only is this for our cause, but walking or running a 5k is also a gift to our wellbeing which is more immediate than a cure-and that is a wonderful thing.  So forgive the cheesiness from yours truly and click over here to donate just $10 to the JDRF and register for the 5k. 

And in the case you’re on the fence and ever wanted to show your appreciation for this blog, you could participate in this Virtual 5k? Hehe.

As always, thanks for reading!