Thursday, October 22, 2009

World Diabetes Day- Next Month!



November 14th is World Diabetes Day!

I am going to speak to middle schoolers this year for World Diabetes Day! I'm super excited! I think that kids retain information more successfully than adults (mostly because we grown ups have too much garbage to think about! HA!) so I am super excited about this opportunity! I have some fun things in mind and will be bringing all my fun gadgets, giving myself a glucose test, and letting the students inject saline into oranges! :)

And of course I plan on addressing the BIGGEST misconceptions and common questions. "Do you have the BAD diabetes?" "Are you SURE you should eat that?" "You have diabetes? But you aren't overweight!"

Yipppeeee!

What are YOU planning on doing to help bring awareness of diabetes? If you have any great take aways or resources for me please feel free to link me up!! Thanks!

5 comments:

Brent, Missy, Aubrey, Eli, & Nathaniel Copes said...

Found your blog on Profoundly Seth. I am the mom of 3 little boys ages 3,6, & 8. The older 2 are Type 1 diabetics. I would love to connect with you and talk about your pump and CGM. I have one on teh ANimas and one on Minimed. My blog is at www.thecopesfamily.blogspot.com

Scott K. Johnson said...

This is such a great thing Windy! We grown ups always discount the energy & motivation the youngsters have. Maybe you'll inspire someone who will make a big change for those living with diabetes!

Ankush said...

Keep up the great work, windy.
Three cheers for your blog :)
(www.kidintheblog.blogspot.com)

dancer4life said...

congrats hope u have a great time

Michael Hoskins said...

Great idea, Windy! I've been wondering what exactly I will be doing for WDD and haven't yet settled on a topic. But, that's a really good idea that could be echoed anywhere. I've been thinking about meeting a couple weeks before with various newspaper reporters for stories in that Sunday Nov. 14 issue on the D-Biz and all those misconceptions. Lots of ideas! Anyhow, great blog. Look forward to coming back and seeing you around the Diabetes Online Community!