Saturday, November 14, 2009

Happy World Diabetes Day

Most people are better with words than I am. In honor of World Diabetes Day, I'd like to "blog-nap" the beautiful words of Wendy

Dear TOday’s 40,

TOday yOur life changed fOrever. In the days tO cOme, yOu will learn hOw tO pOke yOur finger, cOunt carbs, take a shOt, and check ketOnes. YOu will be Overwhelmed with infOrmation and yOu might wOnder hOw yOu’ll ever learn all that yOu need tO knOw in Order tO stay alive. YOu will ride a rOllercoaster Of emOtiOn as yOu face the reality Of yOur Type 1 Diabetes diagnOsis. HOwever, there is a strength inside Of yOurself that yOu are abOut tO discOver. YOu are nOt alOne. There are peOple whO are walking this same rOad and they will help yOu thrOugh this jOurney. Believe it Or nOt, One day, yOu will help sOmeOne else tOO.

When yOu lOOk arOund and see blue circles everywhere, take cOmfort knOwing that we’re in this tOgether.

Everyday, 40 children in the U.S. are diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes.

The World Diabetes Day logo is the blue circle - the global symbol for diabetes which was developed as part of the Unite for Diabetes awareness campaign. The logo was adopted in 2007 to mark the passage of the United Nations World Diabetes Day Resolution. The significance of the blue circle symbol is overwhelmingly positive. Across cultures, the circle symbolizes life and health. The colour blue reflects the sky that unites all nations and is the colour of the United Nations flag. The blue circle signifies the unity of the global diabetes community in response to the diabetes pandemic.

November 14, 2009
World Diabetes Day

Thanks Wendy.
Wish I were in your sunny weather right now.

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