Day Seven of Diabetes Blog Week, 2013.

So it’s officially the last day of Diabetes Blog Week.  I tried really hard to keep up every day but got a bit lost toward the end, resulting in missing two days of posts.  Thank you so much Karen for organizing this event, getting us to put our thinking caps on!

If you want to read all the great posts for all the topics (ya know if you have quite a few hours on your hands!) check out this link: Diabetes Blog Week 2013

I’m actually going to go back a day to Day Six’s topic.

This year Diabetes Art moves up from the Wildcard choices as we all channel our creativity with art in the broadest sense. Do some “traditional” art like drawing, painting, collage or any other craft you enjoy. Or look to the literary arts and perhaps write a d-poem or share and discuss a favorite quote. Groove to some musical arts by sharing a song that inspires you diabetes-wise, reworking some song lyrics with a d-twist, or even writing your own song. Don’t forget dramatic arts too, perhaps you can create a diabetes reality show or play. These are just a starting point today – there are no right or wrong ways to get creative!

Now I don’t consider myself very creative.  I’d say that my favorite form of art is photography.  So many photographs are quite beautiful to take in.  I think a picture can tell a story without the terminology.  It can evoke emotions unlike words sometimes.  And they can portray a wonderful moment in time that you always want to remember.

One of the greatest things about the diabetes online community is that it comes to real life at times.  Those times that I get to spend, in person, with my diabetes friends is invaluable to me.  The support and and camaraderie from everyone out there helps me keep my head straight a lot of the time.  And whenever I can relish those relationships offline, it is always a good time to remember.  The pictures below are from the Diabetes Sisters Weekend for Women conference that I attended two weeks ago.  The first is of all the women who attended and bonded that weekend.  The second is of all the attendees who were able to make a visit to the Novo Nordisk plant to see where insulin is manufactured.  These moments for me, are always etched in my heart.

Weekend for Women.

Novo Nordisk Plant.

(photo credit goes to Diabetes Sisters)

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Another order of business that I have been meaning to mention here.  Sanofi is supporting the Diabetes Hands Foundation – when this documentary reaches 10,000 views, they will double their initial $10,000 sponsorship.  It’s a great documentary and I’m hoping you’ll take a few minutes to watch yourself.

Strength in Numbers.

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