Go Big Blue!: It’s World Diabetes Day

by Leighann on November 13, 2009

Today, November 14, 2009 is World Diabetes Day.

Visit the website, view the YouTube Channel, follow on Twitter, or connect on Facebook (become a fan and join the group) to learn more.

Here is what you can do today:
(From WDDUSA)

FOLLOW TODAY’S ACTIVITIES
Monitor the official World Diabetes Day site.
Check the WDDUSA website.
Search the latest WDD updates on Twitter.
If you have a Twitter account, remember to include #wdd09 and
#bigbluetest in your tweets.
See the latest photos from the WDD Flickr Photo Pool.

PUT ON YOUR DIABETES TWIBBON
Do you have a Twitter or a Facebook account? Set your avatar as a big blue
circle right now. It takes less than 30 seconds using Twibbon.

TAKE THE BIG BLUE TEST
At 2 pm your time, test your blood sugar, do 14 minutes of exercise, test
again and share their results online. (If you are busy at 2 pm, then do it
whenever you are free.)

Here’s how to participate:
1. Test your blood sugar.
2. Run, jog, walk the dog or do anything you’d normally do as part of
your exercise routine for 14 minutes.
3. Test your blood sugar again.
4. Post your readings and what physical activity you did. If you have a
camera, you can also add a photo of your reading(s) or you exercising.
5. If you have a Twitter account, you can also post your readings on
Twitter (use the #bigbluetest hashtag) and link back to
http://bigbluetest.org.

Places to report your blood sugars:
TuDiabetes
Diabetes Daily
Diabetic Rockstar
Big Blue Test
… or at your favorite participating social network!

EMBRACE THE COLOR BLUE
Wear blue, light a blue candle, put up a blue light bulb or even paint
your nails blue. Wear enough blue that people will ask: “Why are you
wearing so much blue?” Let them know it’s World Diabetes Day and why it
matters to you.

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