#BlueFridays

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My coworkers and I are hamming it up for Blue Fridays.  And no, that isn’t Sean Connery, but Manny could definitely pass for him!  Hands off, ladies!

My friends spotted Manny in blue this morning and excitedly told me to take his picture.

“What’s this all about?” he asked.

I explained how we wear blue to support diabetes awareness on Fridays, and how November is our month. Everyone within ear’s reach of the conversation thought that it was a great idea.  It is nice to see their enthusiasm for a good cause, and I am blessed to work with such supportive coworkers who I consider close friends at this point.

I am hoping to organize a “Wear Blue for Diabetes Awareness” day at work during November. If possible, I would like to email a list of a few pertinent diabetes facts out to the office so that people may understand the differences between the various types of diabetes and the need for more research. Finally, I want to personally pledge to donate $1.00 towards diabetes-related projects for each person who wears blue on the designated “blue day.”  It may not be much, but it is better than nothing.  And if people stop and really think about what it means to live in a world with diabetes, then the purpose of wearing blue and uniting to support diabetics has been accomplished in its own small way here and now.

Any creative ideas of which projects to consider? I have my own personal favorites, but I would like to learn more about any and all good diabetes research/treatment/advocacy going on, and I will take all suggestions into consideration.

Hope you all have a fantastic, healthy weekend!  Stay classy, DOC!

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5 thoughts on “#BlueFridays

  1. Generex Biotech has a very exciting product in Phase 3 clinical trials: a buccal insulin spray. Unlike the newly approved insulin that is sprayed into the lungs, this uses the mouth. I must admit, spraying insulin into the lungs makes me uneasy, but the mouth is a good idea. There are 2 sublingual meds I take: vitamin B12 (which is a big molecule like insulin), and bio-identical estrogen. The mouth provides good absorption for these items. The insulin Generex is formulating is rapid acting to be used for meal boluses, so basal insulin is still required. But imagine the flexibility and freedom from needles of this new method of insulin delivery!

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    1. Thanks, Jere! I’ll check them out. Anything with fewer needles is cool with me. And maybe would help rectify all those pesky insulin absorption problems seen with subcutaneous delivery… 😉

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  2. I’m a big fan of the Big Blue Test that starts on Monday and goes until November 19. I’ll be giving some info about it in my blogpost Monday, but you can check it out here: http://bigbluetest.org.

    This is sponsored by the Diabetes Hands Foundation and for every test logged, $1 will be donated to two groups in the US and one in the Dominican Republic: http://bigbluetest.org/2014-big-blue-test-grant-recipients/

    It’s a fun and easy fundraiser for a group to do. PWD test their BG before and after 14-20 minutes of exercise. People without diabetes just do the exercise and log it into the Big Blue Test site or by using the app.

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    1. Alright, I just signed up for the Big Blue Test! Thanks again, Laddie! My coworkers have strict orders to drag me away from my desk when they go on their walks from now on.

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