Tuesday, November 1, 2011

#1 - Saving the Pancreas one post at a time #NHBPM

Yea - I know . . . totally not as cute as

Work with me people ---- the pancreas is no tata but it's a damn fine organ . . . when it works properly!!

This month I am going to post everyday for Diabetes Awareness month by participating in National Health Blog Posting Month sponsored by WEGO Health. 

Wish we me luck, cheer me on, and support diabetes awareness!  
There is so much going on this month ---- tons of things for you to do

(Totally not going to lie --- I copied and pasted most of this from Meri and Hallie --- thanks, ladies!)

WORLD DIABETES DAY:  Find out more about WDD and the International Diabetes Federation by clicking HERE.  You can see how people around the world are ACTING on diabetes. 

BLUE FRIDAYSThis one is easy. Wear blue on Friday in support of D awareness. Blue Fridays is an initiative to bring attention to World Diabetes Day and to advocate and bring awareness for diabetes and the people living with it. Diabetes is more than a national issue; it's a world epidemic. This year Cherise from DSMA want to rally the diabetes community to celebrate World Diabetes Day and Diabetes Awareness Month by asking people to wear blue every Friday during the Month of November and on World Diabetes Day (November 14). Please help spread the word. You can "like" the facebook page HERE.

WDD POSTCARD EXCHANGE:  This awesome idea was thought up by LeAnn Thill, author and artist of The Butter Compartment!  ClickHERE to get involved.

D BLOG DAY:  You don't have to be a blogger to get in on this fun!  This year Gina of The Diabetes Resource is asking you to make a scrapbook page!  For more information, click HERE.

THE BIG BLUE TEST:  The BIG BLUE TEST is a diabetes awareness program started by the non-profit Diabetes Hand Foundation, that takes place every November leading up to World Diabetes Day on november 14th.  The campaign reinforces the importance of excercise managing diabetes.  People with diabetes are encouraged to do the Big Blue Test any day between November 1st and November 14th by testing their blood sugar, getting active, testing again, and sharing the results online at bigbluetest.org.  We all test blood sugar.   

Hallie over at The Princess and the Pump is going to be hosting a give away each week during November. That's FOUR give aways! Wow --- with products from Stick Me DesignsLauren's HopeTally Gear, and more!

And don't forget about about Team Type 1 running across the country!!  Check out the information here.  You can support them on Facebook and Twitter.  Also, check out Marcus Grimm's blog post documenting his experience this far at Sweet Victory.

Last but certainly not least my mom is selling her cookbook for a cause ---- Four Sisters a Legacy of Love from our kitchen for $24.00 each and all profits are split between JDRF and CCFA.

Happy Diabetes Awareness Month!!

This post was written as part of NHBPM – 30 health posts in 30 days: http://bit.ly/vU0g9J


Nicole said...

Can't wait to read every day this month...GOOD LUCK SW!! YOU CAN DO IT!

Penny said...

I applaud and bow to you blogging for 30 days straight. I can barely get a shower these days, every day. Looking forward to what you writing about and you are right, the pancreas just isn't as adorable as breasts. There, I said it. We need 'Save the Pancreas!' magnets!!!

Michelle said...

Looking forward to reading your posts! I'm going to "unofficially" take a stab at it...hoping I can at least come close! Love the "Save the Pancreas" image...have been giggling about it since I saw it earlier on FB :)

Can't wait for more posts from you, my friend.

Go Cracka!!! I can't wait to read all month!

Heart you and agreed. Pancreas not as cute. But necessary!

Misty said...

Woohoo! Looking forward to reading 30 days of Laura :)

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