Monday, July 13, 2009

14,000 Finger Checks!

No, the title does not mean C has checked her blood glucose 14,000 times! But that is an interesting thought. I will need to do the math around here soon and figure out just how many finger pokes she has actually endured these past 5 years...another time.

TuDiabetes' founder, Manny Hernandez, has asked for us all in the diabetes online community, to spread the word: On Tuesday, July 14, 2009 (tomorrow) at 4:00 PM Eastern Time (that's 1:00 PM for us west-coasters), over 14,000 people with diabetes will check blood sugars together. Here are the directions, straight from a message sent from TuDiabetes:

"People with diabetes have to test their blood sugar as part of their daily routine: it’s like drinking water or brushing your teeth. July 14 at 4 pm ET, 14,000 people with diabetes are going to test their blood sugar simultaneously and share their results online to help raise diabetes awareness.
Participating is easy: if you are a member of TuDiabetes or EsTuDiabetes, click on the home page banner and share your reading; if you have a Twitter account, post your reading on Twitter (use the #14KPWD hashtag) and link back to:; if you prefer, update your status on Facebook or your preferred social network, linking back to:
If you are a few minutes late, however, or are able to post your blood sugar reading earlier or later that day, it’s OK. What really matters is that you test your blood sugar regularly. If you don’t have diabetes, just tell someone who does to test and share on July 14.
Please tell everyone you can!"
So, let's all join in! Let's raise awareness...and, if you're not a member of TuDiabetes yet, join today!

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