I am getting so excited about The Big Blue Test!

Tomorrow, November 14 is World Diabetes Day! At 2PM, your local time, won't you join me and thousands of others for The Big Blue Test? If you participated at our last big test-in in July, you know how much fun it was. The feeling of community and solidarity was just wonderful. I was following the action on Twitter, and right here at TuDiabetes, as the blood glucose numbers came streaming in. Some numbers were in the coveted 80-120 range, and some were not. No one was shamed. It's most important to participate.

My best friend Meg Guiseppi surprised me yesterday with a blog about tomorrow's activities. Meg is an executive branding, online identity and job search strategist who is very well connected online at her own website, as well as on Twitter and LinkedIn. I am thrilled she took the time to write about TuDiabetes. She knows how much the community has helped me, and the pride I have being an active member here.

As a type 1 diabetic for 42 years, I thank God every day for Manny and Andreina for bringing TuDiabetes to life. Just knowing I can reach out when I'm feeling like I can't take another day of diabetes, and the TuDiabetes community will come and put their virtual arms around me, and say, "we understand what you're going through", is an enormous comfort to me. Let's all celebrate our community tomorrow! Let's make some noise in the (DOC Diabetes Online Community)! Go Big Blue!

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Comment by Kristin on November 13, 2009 at 11:56am
How great! Now that's a good friend :) I'll be posting tomorrow!
Comment by Kelly Rawlings on November 13, 2009 at 8:59pm
Another symptom of diabetes: It turns you blue. And that's a good thing.

Love your description of the test-in "Some numbers were in the coveted 80-120 range, and some were not. No one was shamed. It's most important to participate." Looking forward to those numbers rolling in!
Comment by Marie B on November 14, 2009 at 4:46am
I was just talking to Meg last night about WDD. I said, you know that feeling I often get of feeling so alone with my diabetes? The Big Blue Test is like the polar opposite of that feeling! let the celebrations begin!


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