So, last year I was inspired to create a photo challenge for Diabetes Awareness Month. The inspiration came from the various 7-day photo challenges that are popular on social media these days. The difference being that this challenge would run the full month of November and it would focus on living with diabetes. And so, the #MakeDiabetesVisible Photo Challenge was born. The response was greater than I could have imagined, with hundreds of people with diabetes sharing their stories through images across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Blogs, etc… And folks have continued to use the hashtag in the year that has passed since it was created. Since the initiative was so well received, I thought we’d do it again. I also…
It’s the last day of Diabetes Awareness Month. I want to say a big THANK YOU to everyone who participated in the #MakeDiabetesVisible Photo Challenge and awareness campaign. It has really warmed my heart watching this idea grow over the last 30 days. Thank you all for sharing your diabetes life with the world. The good, the bad, and the completely ridiculous. Lots of love! Stay tuned for a recap of the campaign and related shenanigans in the coming days.
The Diabetes Online Community is vast, bringing together people from all walks of life from all around the world. I’m quite thankful to have been able to meet so many, both online and in person, over the last 9 years. My life has been enriched by your presence in it. Thank you and lots of love!
More members of my diabetes tribe. Much love for all of them.
Continuing yesterday’s theme of people who make life with diabetes suck less.