#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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Wordless Wednesdays.

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Alright, if you haven’t noticed by now, I always need to add a “few” words, but this is my attempt at copying the “Wordless Wednesdays” posts that I’ve seen on some other blogs out there: 

Gearing up for Diabetes Awareness Month in November.  I have a feeling the DOC is going to make some noise next month, and rightfully so…

Blue Fridays

*Edit as of October 15, 2014: In my original Blue Fridays post from September, I featured Project Blue November, but I also should have mentioned that Blue Fridays is the brainchild of Diabetes Social Media Advocacy.  See more here.

Meet Ace, everyone!

Those people (and dogs) that you see with the blue circles on their social media account profile pictures are participating in the Project Blue November movement.  I encourage you to check out their Facebook page.  November is diabetes awareness month, but we all know that advocacy takes place every day.  Each Friday is “Blue Friday.”  We are sporting our blue today in order to promote diabetes awareness.  This is a fun, easy way to get your friends and family involved in diabetes advocacy efforts.  We’re all in this together- one giant sea of blue.  Let’s do this thing.

Ace Blue Friday