Saturday, January 17th, 2009
So since I’ve been connected to the ever-growing community of people with diabetes. Everyday I rack my brain for ways to give more, to make a tiny difference some how some way. Diabetes is becoming so wide spread that now a days you either have it or love someone who does. What can we do? How can we spread more awareness, and push the word that you need to know your numbers!!!
This was the thought process that crossed my brain highway yesterday and after reading a blog post from one of my inspirational pwd mommy bloggers Cherise, (DiabeticizeMe) I couldn’t help but think that I could in some small way give back, or just try to push awareness to encourage everyone to have their blood sugar tested, and KNOW YOUR NUMBERS!! I read last night that over 6 Million people in the US alone have diabetes and don’t even know it…did you read that right? 6 M-I-L-L-I-O-N! How is this possible??
Well not knowing and understanding the signs, and heading them. Too many people have/had warning signs, but simply ignored them before sometimes it’s too late. Well I don’t want to just preach a word here, because that I’m not. But it got me thinking.
What if we could all wear something that encouraged others to know where they stand with their blood sugar. What if we could (stylishly of course ) wear a tee that expressed the importance of knowing your numbers and encouraging others to do the same? And what if at the same time that ‘badge’ gave back to this community? And I’m completely aware that this is nothing new, but this is my way of giving. The more people that ‘push’ awareness the more it has to help.
So we hope to be launching some cool, comfy tees that reflect just this. Once we get all the protection stuff complete, we’ll share and push this initiative. I’m so excited about it and my hope is that you will help us push this so very important initiative.
We’d like to call the initiative: HAVE A MISSION:::MOVE THE WORLD