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World Diabetes Day

Discussion in 'Alternative Treatments' started by hale710, Nov 14, 2013.

  1. hale710

    hale710 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I read a blog this morning that summed things up nicely for today. Thought I would share a bit with you:

    "Today we ask for a little awareness. We want people to know what diabetes is, the difference between Type 1 and Type 2, and how it affects all of us, globally. We want people to know that we don't want pity. We want a chance. A chance to live well with this disease and a chance to one day be cured"
     
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    SewK8 · Well-Known Member

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    Yes that really sums it up. Could you pm me the blog please?

    I am on my way to start on the pump. It seems fitting to be starting today.
    Kat



    Sent from the Diabetes Forum App
     
  3. hale710

    hale710 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I've pm'd it to you

    It's from 2011 but I think the message doesn't change!
     
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    hale710 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I'm bumping my own post because I think this quote should be seen by as many people as possible today! :)
     
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    Faith* · Well-Known Member

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    Absolutely!

    Well summed up, could you pm me the blog as well please, would be interested to read.

    I'm donning my DiabetesUK tshirt in work today. It's working well so far though as I've spent all morning explaining the different types of diabetes and what we can and cannot do. A lot of people are really shocked at the statistics and what we do on a daily basis. Fingers crossed if we all do this it will help with awareness.
     
  6. phoenix

    phoenix Type 1 · Expert

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    Thank you, That's a good message for today.
    World Diabetes day doesn't seem to get that much publicity.

    Can I highjack your post a bit to remind people that it isn't to late to do the Big Blue Test.

    1. Test your blood glucose. If you do not have diabetes, you can skip this step.
    2. Get active. For 14 to 20 minutes, get up and get moving. You can , walk, run, clean the house, swim, tap dance…whatever!
    3. Test again. On average, Big Blue Testers have seen their blood glucose level drop 20% after 14-20 minutes of exercise.
    4. Share your results on the website. Each test triggers a donation to help projects for people with Diabetes in Haiti, Dominan Republic (and sadly it's needed) in the US
    http://bigbluetest.org/
    or to foster awareness
    http://www.diabetes.org.uk/About_us/New ... betes-Day/
    maybe a bit late for this one for the JDRF but you could be brave and do it in the evening
    http://www.jdrf.org.uk/get-involved/world-diabetes-day ( be a type onesie !)
     
  7. hale710

    hale710 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    anna29 Type 2 · Well-Known Member
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    Hale - this is relevant to the topic and today being World Diabetes Day too .
    So its fine to post :thumbup:

    Tonight is our local diabetes support group meeting and we are wearing blue to support WDD .
    Bought my new blue blouse especially for this :)

    Anna .
     
  9. Kat100

    Kat100 · Guest

    A day is great, shared it on FB......x
     
  10. noblehead

    noblehead Type 1 · Guru
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    Definitely well summed up :thumbup:

    It's days like this that we can reflect on how far we've come and what the future could hold in regards to treatment and a possible cure.
     
  11. suebj24\@yahoo.co.uk

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    As a person with diabetes, this email is the first I've heard of Diabetes Day. If I don't know about it, how is anyone who doesn't have diabetes going to learn anything. I have seen no publicity whatsoever.
     
  12. hale710

    hale710 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    It's a shame you haven't heard of it. But at least now you'll know for next year!
     
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    Sid Bonkers Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Another page from Diabetes UK talking about Sir Frederick Banting, Charles Best and John Macleod along with the charitable work tht DUC do.


    Look here http://banting.diabetes.org.uk/
     
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    hale710 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for sharing sid!
     
  15. noblehead

    noblehead Type 1 · Guru
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    Beyond any doubt my hero's :thumbup:
     
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