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Campaigns tied to months

Discussion in 'Diabetes Soapbox - Have Your Say' started by LittleGreyCat, Nov 1, 2017.

  1. LittleGreyCat

    LittleGreyCat Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Normally these (usually charity) events have a rhyme with the month, such as Movember/November.
    Dry January doesn't have that same ring, though.

    I was just speculating on some months that could be tied to diabetes.

    January - no real rhyme.
    February - Fasting February (nice short month) or Full Fat February
    March - Low Starch march?
    April - no real rhyme
    May - no real rhyme (test every day in May?)
    June - no real rhyme (hide the spoon in June for no desserts?)
    July - dry July?
    August - no real rhyme
    September - no real rhyme
    October - sober October (booze taking a kicking again)
    November - Newcastle November? Good time to try that diet? No-carb November?
    December - no real rhyme. Diabetes December might be a campaigning point.

    Just reminded of this because I didn't get into Sober October and Movember is a bit pointless because I already have a moustache.

    However committing to doing something for a month can be a great motivator, especially for groups, so perhaps this forum could pick a couple?

    Any filling in for my lack of imagination is more than welcome.
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  2. helensaramay

    helensaramay Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    A couple of thoughts
    - although you'd do it for a month, how about taking something else from the month rather than the name. For example "New Year start..." or "April Showers of ..."
    - so far, your great ideas are around what you put (or do not put) in your mouth. How about introducing exercise? For example, "Walking in the April Showers" as a month of walking every day regardless of the weather or "Running around the May Pole" if you're feeling energetic.
    - I guess you could "Croon in June" if you enjoy kareoke
  3. LittleGreyCat

    LittleGreyCat Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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  4. Robbieswan

    Robbieswan Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    January – Envy January ( People on diets that will last a few hours )
    February – Temporary February ( Get a friend to eat your diet for a month )
    March – Starch March ( Avoid starchy foods )
    April – Abstinence April ( Self explanatory )
    May – Convey May ( Educate as many people as you can about diabetes )
    June – Greasy Spoon June ( Avoid fast food for 1 month )
    July – Red Tie July ( Wear a red tie or ribbon to create awareness )
    August – Smallest August ( Make a small dietary change )
    September – Venter September ( Explain your diabetes journey so others can learn )
    October – Loafer October ( Give up bread )
    November - Newcastle November
    December – Vendor December ( Avoid sugary products from vending machines )
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