Involved in World Diabetes Day!
Tomorrow is World Diabetes Day, and it's time for the diabetes community - and society as a whole! - to get involved. There are a ton of people who are doing their part to raise awareness, and the efforts of this crew on the whole are remarkable. Here are some of the highlights so far:
- Have you seen SuperG's list of Things NOT To Do On WDD? His number one answer was enough to make me laugh so hard I cried.
- The JDRF has launched their own social networking space at Juvenation.org. I've joined the beta community this morning, and while the JDRF team is still making tweaks and adjustments as they move towards a hard launch, it's a solid space and could be fun. You can find me here, and you can also find their community leader, our own Gina Capone, here!
- Online video is all the rage, right? Looks like the Omnipod team is working their own video angle, with a contest that's starting tomorrow. They're looking for people to share how Omnipod has affected their life, and the winner will score a MacBook Pro. Pretty sweet. If you're an Omni-vore, check out the contest details.
- There's a new Generation D up on dLife, and it's about getting involved in Diabetes Awareness Month.
- I'm not sure how you'll feel about this diabetes rap, but I heard it and it was stuck in my head. For days. On end. A reader sent me the link and it made me laugh, so I thought I'd share it with you guys. What do you think? My favorite line, "Used to make it from cows, now from fake DNA."
- Manny at TuDiabetes has some suggestions on getting involved with World Diabetes Day - his Charlie Chaplin-inspired video is cute, and inspiring!
- Buzz Bishop, the afternoon host at 95Crave in Vancouver, is doing his part to educate people about diabetes, and he's raising plenty of awareness through his multiple media outlets. He recently wrote an article featuring me, Manny, and Scott Johnson about building online communities for diabetes.
- Lee Ann at The Butter Compartment is creating a remarkable artistic representation of real life diabetes for her local World Diabetes Day event - if you are in the Philadelphia area tomorrow, be on the lookout for this talented artist!
So what are you going to do to mark the day? Whether you are going to be working in your office all day long, attending an advocacy event, or just doing your regular thing, don we know our blue apparel. Wear blue tomorrow to show that we, as a community, are united by diabetes and raising awareness across the globe. Let the world know we're out there, and that we aren't giving up until there's a cure!