Raising Awareness One Day At A Time
Awareness is key for helping lose the stigma associated with diabetes. ProjectBlueNovember has been great fun and by me sharing daily on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter I am hoping that awareness of diabetes has been raised amongst my friends and family.
This is the 2nd half of diabetes awareness month, my life in pictures. Doing this challenge each day has really made November fly past this year, and that means Xmas is almost here 🙂
If you have not already seen my days 1 to 15, check it out here ➡ ProjectBlueNovember days 1 – 15
Day 16 – Exercise
Hands up time, exercise not my strong point of late, although now I’m a pumper this is all going to change in 2017.
Day 17 – Crafts
Some people in the diabetic world are very handy when it comes to crafting their own patches for holding on CGM. Not to mention the really crafty types in the #wearenotwaiting movement, truly amazing work happening there.
Have a look at the website to learn about this project – ➡ Here
Day 18 – Wear It Blue
Fridays the world turns blue, all in the name of diabetes awareness
Day 19 – #RockitlikeRichard
Honouring Richard Vaughn, who has been living with type 1 for over 70 years now.
Day 20 – Friendship
One great thing to come out of having type 1 is the friends I have made.
Day 21 – Nature
Everybody loves a bunny picture
Day 22 – Support
Diabetes is a lonely illness without the right support around you. Peer to peer support is priceless. If you are local to London why not get involved with the T1d London meetups group, great bunch of people and so much experience to share ➡ T1D London Meetups Group
Day 23 – How Do You Get Your Insulin?
Pens, pump, NHS, chemist, private health insurance lots of ways to get the fluid of life for us.
Day 24 – Thankful
All the things in life to be thankful for, in my case it’s the support of my wife, the online diabetic community, the NHS and my friends made through meeting other people with diabetes.
Day 25 – Wear It Blue
You get the idea by now surely.
Day 26 – Medical Alert
The different ways of letting people know you’re a type 1. Still contemplating the tattoo, but with my luck they will cure type 1 the week after I get the tattoo, after all the cure was only 10 years away I was told on diagnosis.
Day 27 – Action
Diabetes should not be a barrier to doing anything active.
Day 28 – Hobbies
We all got to have a hobby to distract us from real life, lately mine has been motorsport. Living close to Brands Hatch helps!
Day 29 – Find The Test Strip
These little fellas get everywhere, you just ask anybody who lives with a type 1!! I got creative with my used ones for these pics.
Day 30 – Faces Of Diabetes
A few of the people I am lucky enough to call friends, met all of these guys through having the amazing thing known as type 1, wouldn’t want it any other way!!
And that’s it, diabetes awareness month done for another year. If just one person without diabetes reads this blog, then it has done its job and raised awareness.
Take care, Christmas is just there 😯