This past weekend played host to World Diabetes Day, and there were so many cool diabetes advocacy events that I can barely keep up.  Here’s a run-down of just some of the WDD events that took place across the blogosphere:

  • George and Cherise (oh, excuse me – SugaSheen) made the greatest YouTube video of all time, combining two things I love:  my fellow PWDs and a little Beyonce action.  Check out “All the Diabetics!”
  • KellyManny, and Amy lit up the San Francisco Ferry Building in blue for WDD – Amy’s post has some great photos of the event!
  • If you visit the World Diabetes Day Flickr pool, you can see some photos from the past weekend’s festivities, including many bright blue landmarks from around the world. 
  • Plenty of PWDs in the NYC area held a pizza party for WDD – check out this post on the ACT 1 blog for photos of the event, and a recap from Brenda at Blogabetes!
  • Karen at Bitter-Sweet Diabetes raised awareness for WDD on her knitting blog, posting the Top 5 Things NOT to Say To a PWD.  (Number three is my favorite one to roll my eyes at!)
  • Sandra Miller at A Shot in the Dark posted a video of her son Joseph, living with type 1 diabetes, who tells it like it is.  His attitude is exactly the kind of honest, real information that teenagers with diabetes need to hear.  Watch this video!! 
  • The Big Blue Test took place at 2 pm (local time for participants) on Saturday, and this event was spearheaded by the TuDiabetes team.  Several diabetes communities and hundreds of PWDs participated in testing their blood sugar, exercising for 14 minutes, and then testing again.  (For me, I was making baby shower favors and playing with a toddler, so I blanked on posting my numbers on time.  I participated with the Central Time zone. 🙂 )

For me, my focus was turned to something entirely less diabetes-related:  my best friend’s baby shower.  I spent the last few weeks making one of her gifts (thanks to plenty of time in airplanes -makes for quality crocheting time):

The baby blanket for the best friend's  baby-to-be.