Monday, November 1, 2010

Diabetes Awareness Month is here!!!!

November is quite a busy month in the D-OC.  To kick things off, my blog has gone blue for diabetes thanks to a wonderful idea by Mike at My Diabetic Heart.

The month also kicks off strong today with Sugabetic's SAE Day Campaign.


SUPPORT!!  ADVOCATE!!  EDUCATE!!  How will you do these three things today?  And how will you continue them this month?  As a start, I’ve decided to post one random blood sugar reading each day to my Facebook status, along with a quick note about how that reading will affect my day.  Today’s status was “Karen is waiting for my pre-breakfast blood sugar of 78 to come up enough for me to get a quick workout in. (Day 1 of Diabetes Awareness Month - I plan to post one random blood sugar reading each day in November with a quick note about how it affects my day.)”.  And I won’t just post the “good” blood sugars.  I’ll post the scary low ones.  I’ll post the cringe-worthy high ones.  I’ll tell it like it is.

I’m also planning to take my best shot at blogging every day in November.  So many d-bloggers have taken on the challenge and I’m inspired to give it a go too.  Do you want to blog every day this month, but you’re afraid you won’t be able to come up with enough post topics?  Well, take a look at “Blog 30 Days of Diabetes in November - and beyond” over at the ADA website.  To encourage D-Bloggers to blog throughout the month of November, they have listed a suggested blog topic for each and every day.  It’s like “Diabetes Blog Week” in overdrive!

Is the thought of posting for 30 consecutive days enough to make your head fly off?  Well, how about committing to the 6th annual “Diabetes Blog Day”?


On November 9th Gina Capone (our diabetes bff) wants to hear about six things you want people to know about diabetes.  Remember to link your post on the Diabetes Blog Day page and tweet it loud and proud with the #dblogday hashtag.

What other plans do YOU have for Diabetes Awareness Month??


  1. This is brilliant. Thanks for all of the fantastic ideas. I may poach a few (with proper credit of course!) if you're ok with that :)

  2. Of course, Jasmine!! It's absolutely not poaching - the more people we can get behind these ideas the better. :)

  3. Wow, Karen! I love all the blue! I also love the "no-sugar-coating" (pun intended!) BG FB status idea. I may do that a time or two as well!

  4. I love your blue WDD rings. :) Good luck with your daily posting!

  5. Woo Hoo for awarness month! Your facebook idea is wonderful! See you here tomorrow. :)

  6. My plan is to wear a pin or button about diabetes everyday to everything I do.

    I have already had people ask me about my little blue circle pin this morning.


  7. Love the BLUE RINGS...I was thinking of doing it to BETA BUDDIES too for the month.

    Happy November, happy blogging. Well SAE'd!

  8. Love it, Karen! Love the blue- I may need to turn my blog blue, too! I also love the facebook idea. I think that might be a little more interesting than just doing facts about T1. I think I'll do both!

  9. Love the BLUE blog and I think I may do something like this too :) and thanks for the links to the 30 suggestions of blog post because I may need them :)Going to check it out now.

  10. I am going for the 30 days too. Thank you so much for the heads up about the ADA topics. I had no idea and while I do have a list of topics, I by no means had enough for 30 days. WOOT!

    I'll be reading!

  11. Your new November Blog Design is great.
    Nice job, Karen!

  12. This is going to be a busy month! I can't wait to read everyone's posts though!


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