All Blog Posts Tagged 'awareness' (34)

Diabetes Awareness?

On a good day, diabetes isn't a bad disease to have - I say this all the time. On a bad day, when I'm so crazy, infuriated and angry about the slightest, next-to-nothing, when I'm 'exploitative' hating myself for finding a normal day so difficult and I just can't get my sugar to come down; when I'm so scared my eye bleeds again and a world of opportunity threatening to be taken away from me; well then I'll seriously consider swapping you my diabetes for something else, you take your…

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Added by Paul Cathcart on July 18, 2014 at 6:05am — 5 Comments

Elizabeth Perkins: Why this Actress Believes in Co-Stars

You don’t want to miss today’s Discuss Diabetes post as we feature Golden Globe and Emmy-nominated actress Elizabeth Perkins! Read along as she chats with my colleague Lindsey about what it’s been like to live with diabetes since her type 1 diagnosis in 2005.…

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Added by Laura K, Sanofi US Diabetes on November 26, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments

What Diabetes Awareness Month Means to Me

From my blog, The Juice Box Diaries. To see the original post (complete with pictures), go here

For the masses, November =

  • Thanksgiving
  • The 2nd to last month
  • Cold
  • The month to start planning Christmas
  • The official end to Halloween

But for diabetics, November…

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Added by Leanne on November 2, 2012 at 2:57pm — 1 Comment

We COME TOGETHER by World Diabetes Day! “If each person helps another person, the world will change”

Dear TuDiabetes Friends

I come to you for help! I believe, it is crucial that our community comes together and take ownership of the wonderful opportunity of doing something really BIG: As you might know, We have less than 14 days to reach our 20000 Big Blue Test entries in order to raise $100,000 for people with diabetes in need. BECAUSE OF THE NOV. 14th DEADLINE, we need to act fast!



I also want to present to you the video we did for the Big Blue Test grantee in Haiti.…

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Added by Andreina Davila on November 2, 2012 at 9:30am — 9 Comments

Happy Diabetes Awareness Month

Its November Diabetes Awareness Month!!! And my diaversary yay!!! http://irunonbatteries.blogspot.com/2012/11/happy-diabetes-awareness-month.html

Added by Dkinsey on November 1, 2012 at 7:25am — No Comments

Erik Bendl has the World in his Hands for Diabetes Awareness

“Though my pride suffered, it helped me realize we can’t get through life without help; especially when it comes to diabetes,” says Erik Bendl who has walked more than 5,000 miles and traveled to 37 states with his dog and his six-foot-tall world ball, all for diabetes awareness.

Read more about the man who literally has the world in his hands on …

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Added by Laura K, Sanofi US Diabetes on October 18, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments

A 30 Day Free Trial



I was recently going through my downloaded items and junking things out when I came across this picture. The graphic is a little odd personally but the message is poignant.

In the days when I was more active with diabetes organizations, I remember hearing about a…

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Added by Barb Wagstaff on July 26, 2012 at 5:41am — 1 Comment

Family of Friends

This is Caleb...

Meri and I worked together - more a…

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Added by Lorraine on January 3, 2012 at 6:50am — 2 Comments

Diabetes Awareness Month 2011 – By The Numbers [INFOGRAPHIC]

We have a new blog and infographic breaking down just how active the community was during diabetes awareness month 2011. It paints a powerful picture of just how active everyone was.

Read the post and view the infographic at Discuss Diabetes here.

Best,

Laura K.

Added by Laura K, Sanofi US Diabetes on December 14, 2011 at 3:25pm — 1 Comment

Get Ready for Diabetes Awareness Month!

Are you ready for Diabetes Awareness Month? Learn about the different ways you can show your support and participate this year in our Discuss Diabetes blog post!

Read the full post on Discuss Diabete here

Best,
Laura K.

Added by Laura K, Sanofi US Diabetes on October 25, 2011 at 10:59am — No Comments

In 11 years, what I have I done? Well I got a tattoo...

It was almost eleven years ago when we were told that my son had Type 1 diabetes and I recently wondered what have I done? When my son was first diagnosed and we knew that he would live, I remember thinking that this was what my life would be about.  Now, I wonder what have I done? Has it been enough?   Have I worked as hard as I could? Have I made a difference each year that we had lived with…

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Added by Barb Wagstaff on March 12, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments

Dia-Beat-Us?



Many of my American friends will call me Wilfred Brimley because I am one of those weirdos who say "dia-bee-tus" and not "dia-beet-ez".  Of course, to me, my way makes much more sense but I am aware that when you break the pronunciation down it sound defeatist.   I have actually been pretty positive lately.  My son is slowly starting to take better care of himself.  As Reyna recently pointed out, he has been successfully honing his… Continue

Added by Barb Wagstaff on February 18, 2011 at 9:32am — No Comments

I Have a D-Dream: A diabetes awareness article inspired by MLK

Although the challenges faced by African Americans in the sixties and people with diabetes today are very different, because this article is getting published close to Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in 2011, I took the liberty of applying some elements from his historical “I Have a Dream” speech in 1963 to diabetes today.



In 1921, insulin was discovered. This moment came as a great beacon light of hope to millions of people with type 1 diabetes who, until then, had been…

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Added by Manny Hernandez on January 21, 2011 at 11:33am — 8 Comments

What's all the hub-bub, Bub?

Once again a celebrity has opened their mouth before thinking about what was being said. Yesterday Rikki Lake mistakenly stated that Type 1 diabetes was preventable. She never knew what a hornets' nest she walked into with those few words. Very quickly after her faux pas on Good Morning America, social networks were abuzz with outrage that people with Type 1 diabetes were once again being "blamed" for their disease.



I admit that I did stand up and state that I thought she was a bit… Continue

Added by Barb Wagstaff on January 6, 2011 at 11:14am — 2 Comments

Diabetes by any other name...

Over the past week, the media has been busy discussing the "war between Type1 and Type2s". Supposedly there has been a hot debate raging regarding changing the name of Type 1 diabetes to any but diabetes. They say that some people with… Continue

Added by Barb Wagstaff on November 30, 2010 at 9:06am — 2 Comments

Big Blue Test Countdown Begins...

These are some stills from the video we will be unveiling Nov. 1, to support the Big Blue Test. This year, the Big Blue Test will be bigger than ever!


In the meantime, join the Big Blue Test Group... This Friday we will make the announcement about what will be happening this year.…



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Added by Manny Hernandez on October 27, 2010 at 3:55pm — 4 Comments

Orange:Will Empower Women With Diabetes

It's become all too familiar now-- pink is the color for breast cancer. Red is the color for women with heart disease. In the last few years, the blue circle has even gained some momentum as the symbol of diabetes-- thanks to the International Diabetes Federation! I certainly have no desire to take attention away from the established diabetes movements (such as World Diabetes Day), but I would like to increase the overall attention that diabetes…

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Added by Brandy Barnes on October 19, 2010 at 9:00pm — 9 Comments

My Sexy Pancreas?

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. Everyone knows about breast cancer. If you are a woman like me, you fear it. Everyone knows pink. Everyone knows about losing a breast, chemotherapy and all of the other nasty things that come along with that horrible word--cancer.



November is Diabetes Awareness month. Very few know about diabetes. Most people think it happens to someone else.…

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Added by Barb Wagstaff on October 6, 2010 at 11:56am — No Comments

WORLD DIABETES DAY 2010 CELEBRATION A CALL TO ACTION PART 1

World Diabetes Day – a day set aside by the United Nations following resolution 61/225 on Dec 20th 2006 in conjunction with International Diabetes Federation for Diabetes Advocacy, awareness, support and care for persons Living with Diabetes and those at risk of diabetes. The beauty of this years’ celebration is that it coincides with the UN Summit year on Non communicable diseases of which diabetes mellitus is a major stateholder. It is my fervent prayers along with many other concerned… Continue

Added by ISAAC YAKUBU AKOGU on September 14, 2010 at 12:38pm — No Comments

Poster Child

I didn't ask for this disease - I'm guessing no one here did either! When I was diagnosed with D I didn't sign on to teach people about diabetes. I got a lot of judgment ("don't put sugar in your tea!") and weird pity from people I worked with. So I went "undercover" and I'm just now starting to tell people that I know.



But I think that's my right. I don't want to be a poster child, I don't want to have to explain what diabetes is, what is the difference between Types 1 and 2, why it's… Continue

Added by Lazy Pancreas on June 24, 2010 at 10:31am — 3 Comments

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