THE STORY OF ONE FAMILY'S JOURNEY WITH TYPE 1 DIABETES AND CELIAC DISEASE.
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Monday, November 15, 2010

Dear Today's 40,

NaBloPoMo Day 15
Each year, more than 15,000 children - 40 per day - are diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in the U.S.



Dear TOday’s 40,


TOday yOur life changed fOrever.


In the days tO cOme, yOu will learn hOw tO pOke yOur finger, cOunt carbs, take a shOt, and check ketOnes. YOu will be Overwhelmed with infOrmation and yOu might wOnder hOw yOu’ll ever learn all that yOu need tO knOw in Order tO stay alive.


YOu will ride a rOllercoaster Of emOtiOn as yOu face the reality Of yOur Type 1 Diabetes diagnOsis. HOwever, there is a strength inside Of yOurself that yOu are abOut tO discOver.


YOu are nOt alOne. There are peOple whO are walking this same rOad and they will help yOu thrOugh this jOurney. Believe it Or nOt, One day, yOu will help sOmeOne else tOO. When yOu lOOk arOund and see blue circles everywhere, take cOmfort knOwing that we're in this tOgether.


The World Diabetes Day logo is the blue circle - the global symbol for diabetes which was developed as part of the Unite for Diabetes awareness campaign. The logo was adopted in 2007 to mark the passage of the United Nations World Diabetes Day Resolution. The significance of the blue circle symbol is overwhelmingly positive. Across cultures, the circle symbolizes life and health. The colour blue reflects the sky that unites all nations and is the colour of the United Nations flag. The blue circle signifies the unity of the global diabetes community in response to the diabetes pandemic.
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9 comments:

  1. Great post, as always. Makes me sad to know there will be a new 40 today, and tomorrow, and the next day... :(

    Love all the blue circles!

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  2. I LOVE your blue "O's". What a clever idea...and I am with Kris, it makes me sad too...but your message to them is inspiring.

    (((HUGS))) I hope you had a great WDD.

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  3. Awww - this made me tear up a little. Great post.
    (love the blue circles, too!)

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  4. Thank you Wendy! This is what I needed to read today! :) Jenni

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  5. What an awesome post, it totally made my day! You're awesome! (((HUGS))) :)

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  6. So great to find your blog through Jules' website. I will share it with others as well. Keep up the good work!

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  7. What a great idea for a post, and well executed! Thank you!

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  8. Awesome post, I love the use of the blue circles.

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  9. The blue o's was a great idea. You are so right, we're all in this together!

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