Happy Blue November!

Is it really? Okay.

WDD is on the 14th, so most of the DOC is participating in some sort of Awareness prompt. I’ve been a little bit behind the times and trends as of late and didn’t really pick a project for National Diabetes Awareness Month/American Diabetes Month. (Actually, that’s not exactly accurate – I did sign up for the Postcard Project and never got contacted… which made me sad.)

So if you are looking for something to do, there are a few options.

– There is a 30 day Photo a Day challenge for diabetes, which many are taking part in. The list can be found over at sixuntilme.com. I’ve done a Project 365 before, and photo-a-days can be super fun. But I’m already behind because I was out of town last weekend, dancing up a storm as usual, and also fighting a nasty start of a cold. So – you might get a photo of the week from me.

– Christel over at theperfectd is putting together a daily “diabetes for dummies everyone else” post, detailing a characteristic, quirk, trademark, or whathaveyou of diabetes. The information is presented in small, easy to digest, sugar free posts. If you are one of my Type 3 followers (i.e. someone who is very close to me but has a functioning pancreas), I suggest marching over to her blog each day and checking it out.

– 30 Days of Facebook. You can “donate your Facebook status” to the JDRF. Or essentially, post one Diabetes related factoid to your Facebook status each day. Awareness is awareness. WTPrincessDiaries actually pre-planned her statuses, designed them into Instagrammable-awesomeness, and is posting them daily on her blog at 11:14 am all month. Super cute stuff there.

JDRF T1D for a Day Challenge. Great for my Type 3s to look into. Basically, you sign up for a day of text messages from the JDRF – not to sell you something or ask you to donate – but to put you in my shoes.

Are you participating in another project that I haven’t seen yet? Let me know. 🙂

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One thought on “Happy Blue November!

  1. Nicole says:

    Aw, thanks for pinging me! I actually started the 30 days mid-September and am re-posting for this month. I will also hopefully finish the interview with my T1D friend who inspired it all, and get my pic up with my blue circle pin.

    Between you and my friend I am learning a great deal about diabetes and how you guys handle everyday life, and it’s all quite amazing and awe-inspiring.

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