There are a couple of diabetes related things (of course!) going on that I think are worth bringing to your attention. 

The first is that I participated in my first ever Skype interview, telling my diabetes story.  Thanks to VJ for offering his time and interest.  Head on over to Diabetic 365 to check it out and watch me say umm a lot 😉  (I need to work on that!)

The second and more important event is the O is for Outrage campaign started by the International Diabetes Federation.

According to the IDF, “we are asking the US President to show the world that he is committed to the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases (NCDs). This topic is the subject of  the UN’s second summit on global health issues. Having President Obama attend will inspire other leaders to take this issue seriously because “we do not want the world to sleepwalk into a sick future that is avoidable” (Ann Keeling, IDF CEO)”.  A great post about this campaign was posted by Leighann over at D-Mom Blog today.  Please head over and submit your very own postcard that will be sent to President Obama by the IDF.

And lastly, speaking of the IDF, the president – Professor Jean Claude Mbanya – will be the guest on DSMA Live tonight at 9pm EST.  Be sure to listen in or even call in to ask questions!

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