Show What You’re Made Of
This must be “National Send Out Your Diabetes Press Release” week because I swear I have never been sent so many pitches in such a short period of time! Luckily, unlike most e-mails I receive, these are actually worthwhile news bits that hopefully will spark your interest.
Inspired By Diabetes:
“Inspired By Diabetes” is another effort to bring diabetes out of the shadows and into the forefront of the world’s attention. The website sponsors the Creative Expression Competition, which requests anyone touched by diabetes to share his or her story through some sort of artwork. The Grand Prize winners (in two categories – U.S. and global) will receive a $5,000 USD contribution to the charity of their choice and a trip to the U.S. or global (depending on their category) Inspired By Diabetes art exhibition. More information can be found at their website.
As someone who has negligible artist talent, I look forward to seeing the contributions by the diabetes community!
(Hat tip to Melanie Seasons!)
DAWN Youth WebTalk Survey:
The ADA, NovoNordisk, IDF and ISPAD are working together to promote the DAWN Youth WebTalk survey, which is part of a worldwide initiative to better understand the attitudes, wishes and needs of young people and their parents affected by diabetes. For each completed survey, Novo Nordisk will donate $1 to the World Diabetes Foundation project “Children with Diabetes in Tanzania.” This roject helps poor children and youth with type 1 diabetes gain access to treatment. The survey is open to both teens and college-age diabetics and their parents. To fill out the survey, click here. Enter in passcode ADAN11.
(Hat tip to Dana Lewis!)
CGMS Focus Group:
A diabetes medical company is looking for people interested in participating in a focus group on the Continuous Glucose Monitoring System. They are looking in particular for people with experience with the CGMS. To find out if you qualify, just answer a few questions in this survey. They will compensate patients in the focus group with $100.
(Hat tip to Kelly Close!)
The first UN-recognized World Diabetes Day is coming up in just two short months, and to encourage participation in this year’s events, the International Diabetes Day has invited all bloggers to post World Diabetes Day banners on their blogs (I’m sure you have seen them at here, here, here and here – among others.) To display your own banner and proclaim your allegiance to The Cause, visit the Banner page at the World Diabetes Day website. Please visit the World Diabetes Day website to find out more about World Diabetes Day, the Unite for Diabetes Campaign, the story behind the blue circle and what events will be held in your neck of the woods.
I am looking forward to attending the festivities in New York City (already requested the day off!). If you live in the NYC area, make plans to attend the first World Diabetes Day held at the United Nations headquarters!
(Hat tip to Stephanie Tanner!)