Moments of Wonderful

…rather than a lifetime of nothing special. A diabetes blog.

Moments of Wonderful - …rather than a lifetime of nothing special. A diabetes blog.

Type 1 Day

I’m not quite sure how it came about, but apparently – today is JDRF’s first annual Type 1 Day (that link is to Meg – who is apparently our cheesy diabetes spokesperson?). While I was looking at the videos of Meg, I found this one which I think is a better fit for diabetes awareness.

Speaking of videos and awareness, in case you haven’t seen it – Cherise asked me to make a video to share why I will “Wear Blue” every Friday in November. I would prefer to stay behind the camera, but here’s what I came up with –

(you should see the outtakes – actually, maybe I should work on that!)

The goal of Type 1 Day is to bring awareness to type 1 diabetes. I would like to bring awareness to the fact that it isn’t just children who get type 1 diabetes. When I started to show the characteristic signs and symptoms of type 1 diabetes, even the doctors were confused. I was about to turn 22, so why would I be diagnosed with something that used to have “juvenile” in its name?

It was not until I ended up in the hospital in severe DKA that anyone figured out what was going on. When you hear hoofbeats, think horse. But when you start to see stripes – think zebra.

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  • Shay says:

    i like that video much better than the Meg videos…the new ones get on my nerves just a bit (or more than a bit)…i am not a fan of *fake* even if it is well meant. thanks for sharing the one you found!

    November 1, 2011 at 11:13 am
  • shannon says:

    aw man that top video was adorbs! and effective! and your ‘wear blue’ video was very powerful as well. plsu, bonus bes in blue! 🙂

    November 1, 2011 at 12:10 pm
  • victoria says:

    Love. Love. Love. (And I greatly dislike Meg, too… as well as the “finger” slogan).

    November 1, 2011 at 3:54 pm
  • Colleen says:

    Meg and the finger are not on my “favorites” list.
    Your “Wear Blue” vlog is amazing.
    Can we re-post it?

    November 1, 2011 at 6:46 pm
    • Sara says:

      Of course! (But I disagree with the “amazing”)

      November 1, 2011 at 7:30 pm
  • Mike Hoskins says:

    Love that JDRF video you embedded above, Sara. Really like that. The Meg one… not so much. I get what they were trying to do, but it just seems so fake and like it’s trying to be something it’s not. Anyhow, your Why Blue video is awesome and love what you shared there. Thanks for writing this post and sharing your thoughts, my friend.

    November 1, 2011 at 7:09 pm
  • Kerri. says:

    I love the #BES Blue video. 🙂

    November 1, 2011 at 8:04 pm

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