When the Dexcom wakes you saying you’re low and your meter says you’re not. That’s how the day started. I’ve since changed sensors because that one crapped out. Incredibly frustrating. Going blue for #BlueFridays. The things that I’ll do in the name of diabetes advocacy.
A couple of the numbers are a bit high due to my being misdiagnosed and not starting on injectable medications for a few years. But you get the idea. Diabetes Sucks. Dexcom Graph of the last 24 hours. Current situation
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!