Type 1 Diabetes Awareness Day

Event Details

Type 1 Diabetes Awareness Day

Time: April 14, 2008 from 12am to 11:45pm
Location: OC
Website or Map: http://tudiabetes.com/profile…
Event Type: Diabetes, Awareness
Organized By: Manny Hernandez
Latest Activity: Apr 16, 2008

Event Description

On April 14th, the type 1 diabetes community is encouraged to RAISE YOUR VOICE to educate people about their disease. Post a link on the comment wall to any posts you write about this.

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Comment by Penny R. on April 16, 2008 at 7:46am
I attended, but I was late.

You can read Better Late Than Never over at my blog "My Son Has Diabetes".
Comment by Manny Hernandez on April 14, 2008 at 9:15pm
Today was a great example of the power of a community effort!

We should all thank Kerri for being the driving force behind it.
Comment by Bethany on April 14, 2008 at 3:40pm
Raised my voice at my blog Sunshine Me
Comment by Donna on April 14, 2008 at 3:39pm
I wrote about a day in the life of Donnabetes. You can visit my blog at http://donnabetes.blogspot.com. Thanks!
Comment by Glucoholic on April 14, 2008 at 3:10pm
We raised our voice at glucoholic.com!
Comment by Terry Keelan on April 14, 2008 at 10:10am
I made an announcement at our company meeting and sent this company-wide e-mail:

Today is "Type 1 Diabetes Awareness Day." The short article linked below may help you understand more about this disease:


And from my personal hit list:

Top Five Annoying Things People Say to Type 1 Diabetics

1. Should you be eating that?
2. I had an aunt who had that. She lost her fingers and toes, went blind and died. She was 33.
3. You must have ate too much sugar as a kid.
4. I could never inject myself.
5. Should you be eating that?

Terry Keelan
Publications Director
Comment by David and Elizabeth Edelman on April 14, 2008 at 9:48am
This day was simply a fantastic idea. (Thanks, Kerri!) I wrote about those of us that love a type 1 and Elizabeth wrote about how diagnosis as an adult has made her stronger. -David
Comment by Bernard on April 14, 2008 at 9:41am
I wrote on my personal blog:
I also had an interesting suggestion at:
Comment by landileigh on April 14, 2008 at 9:30am
here is a link i wrote on my personal blog:
Comment by Manny Hernandez on April 14, 2008 at 8:18am
Here is a link to the post I wrote on my personal blog:

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Diabetes Hands Foundation Team


Manny Hernandez
(Co-Founder, Editor, has LADA)

Emily Coles
(Head of Communities, has type 1)

Mila Ferrer
(EsTuDiabetes Community Manager, mother of a child with type 1)

Mike Lawson
(Head of Experience, has type 1)

Corinna Cornejo
(Development Manager, has type 2)

Desiree Johnson  (Administrative and Programs Assistant, has type 1)


Lead Administrator

Brian (bsc) (has type 2)


Lorraine (mother of type 1)
Marie B (has type 1)

DanP (has Type 1)

Gary (has type 2)

David (has type 2)


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