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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

World Diabetes Day 2010: Big Blue Test

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According to a 2006 study, both diabetes-related medical symptoms and social support independently contributed to depression, depression also contributed to lower social support.


Our 2010 World Diabetes Day celebration began a day early.

The Seattle Seahawks were in town.
In case I haven't mentioned it, 
Mr. Rose is from the Seattle area.
He is a DIE HARD Seahawks fan.
Therefore, by default, we - his family - are Seahawk fans as well.

That being said...

(Please note Tiara striking a pose in the middle - SO TYPICAL!)
...we ALL wear our Seahawk pride once a year...when they come to town!!!
(They won, by the way...in case you were wondering.)

And so, in the middle of Cardinal country, we donned our jerseys and wore them to church.
The lawn is always full of toys.

I had to snap a picture of this blue circle to honor World Diabetes Day.
We are blessed to have many friends who attend the same church.
Our crew can often be found attending service with Kris and her family, 
usually on Saturday evenings.
This past weekend was extra special because we ran into another
D Mama and had the pleasure of hanging out after service, while the kids played!

Check it out -- Medtronic, Animas, and Omnipod!

And then, by chance, I spotted ANOTHER D Family we know from church!

(insert a second Animas)
Friends, there's nothing like an impromptu meet up with people you love...
along with the insulin pumps (or shots!) that keep them alive!!!

AND THEN....
(While Mr. Rose was at the football game 
and the younger 2 Rosebuds were at a birthday party,)

Yup...that's NINE (9) meters!

We celebrated WORLD DIABETES DAY by meeting up with several local D Families
 to do the Big Blue Test!

STEP 1:  At 2pm test your blood sugar.


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STEP 2:  Get active for 14 minutes!

The original plan was to walk the greenbelt
...but...
at our 2 pm check, there were a few kids who were low.
We didn't want to risk taking off and leaving anyone behind.
Since the Big Blue Test included an intentional effort of purposeful activity, 
the kids marched, skipped, hopped, and climbed play structures for 14 minutes.
By doing it this way, the kids could jump in and out as/if needed,
without worrying about being isolated or separated from the group.



  


 

STEP 3:  Test Again.





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STEP 4:  Record your results HERE.

And then....


It was time to celebrate!



P.S. You might recognize 
some of the faces in this post...

Participating D Mama Bloggers include:
Donna, Sugar Kids
Heidi, D-Tales
Kristi, My Sugar Bugs
Stephanie, My Life As A Pancreas
Tracy, The Superhero and the Princess

Happy 2010 World Diabetes Day, 
my friends!
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10 comments:

  1. AWWW...Looks like you guys celebrated WDD in style and I love that you hooked up with a bunch of D' Peeps...D-Bloggers none-the-less. Kudos to you guys.

    And glad the Seahawks won!

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  2. We had such a great time! Thanks for the wonderful pictures!!!!

    I'm so glad I got to share that day with you all. It really meant a lot to be able to spend that day celebrating with my local D Peeps. :)

    Love you guys!!!

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  3. Wonderful. I just saw this posted over at D Tales too and I have to say I agree - I love Sugar's shirt and skirt! Totally styling! I hope you had as much fun as it looks like you all had!

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  4. Awww...love the photos! So jealous that you all live so close together! Go Seahawks! Do you guys ever come to Seattle? I hope you make it here for a visit sometime..it would be a great pleasure to meet you and your family in person!

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  5. I'm smiling. It was such a GREAT way to celebrate WDD! Shall we make plans for next year already?! ;)

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  6. So fun... what a great group of ladies! Glad you had such a good time.

    Love the poster, btw

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  7. I LOVE this!! Great pics of your WDD. How awesome that you all could get together.

    LOVE the first pic with the sun shining through...beautiful!

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  8. I love your improvisation of the march! What a great solution! And those cupcakes look awesome. Looks like everyone had a wonderful day. Yay!

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  9. All I can say is AWESOME! just read about your amazing day over at D-Tales - - - I'm so happy that you all have each other. What a blessing!
    I agree with Lo and Heidi sugar was rockin' it in the tutu and WDD shirt! LOVE IT!

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  10. I love that you did the big blue test, we forgot because of the party!

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