Monday, October 26, 2009
So I can NOT believe what I just read on my blog this afternoon. After I spend all morning with Joanne trying to get the word out about our t-shirts I received this comment at the end of my t-shirt post:
World Diabetes Day Shirts
If you need to order a shirt for any of the 50 states please send an email to email@example.com and include the number of shirts, sizes and shipping address. Then, go to Paypal and send the money to firstname.lastname@example.org using your credit card (Visa, Mastercard, Discover or American Express).
If you are in Canada, the shirts will cost $7.00 CAD. The total price will depend on how much it will cost to ship. For Canadian orders, email email@example.com. with your number of shirts, sizes and shipping address and I will get back to you with the total price.To pay, just go to http://www.paypal.com/, and enter that email in the "to" line.
In order to get the shirts to you by World Diabetes Day (November 14), we need you to send in your order and payment Tuesday, October, 27th.
thanks for your help Joanne! :)
Saturday, October 24, 2009
By Emily Perl Kingsley
I am often asked to describe the experience of raising a child with a disability - to try to help people who have not shared that unique experience to understand it, to imagine how it would feel. It's like this......
When you're going to have a baby, it's like planning a fabulous vacation trip - to Italy. You buy a bunch of guide books and make your wonderful plans. The Coliseum. The Michelangelo David. The gondolas in Venice. You may learn some handy phrases in Italian. It's all very exciting.
After months of eager anticipation, the day finally arrives. You pack your bags and off you go. Several hours later, the plane lands. The stewardess comes in and says, "Welcome to Holland."
"Holland?!?" you say. "What do you mean Holland?? I signed up for Italy! I'm supposed to be in Italy. All my life I've dreamed of going to Italy." But there's been a change in the flight plan. They've landed in Holland and there you must stay. The important thing is that they haven't taken you to a horrible, disgusting, filthy place, full of pestilence, famine and disease. It's just a different place. So you must go out and buy new guide books. And you must learn a whole new language. And you will meet a whole new group of people you would never have met. It's just a different place. It's slower-paced than Italy, less flashy than Italy. But after you've been there for a while and you catch your breath, you look around.... and you begin to notice that Holland has windmills....and Holland has tulips. Holland even has Rembrandts. But everyone you know is busy coming and going from Italy... and they're all bragging about what a wonderful time they had there. And for the rest of your life, you will say "Yes, that's where I was supposed to go. That's what I had planned." And the pain of that will never, ever, ever, ever go away... because the loss of that dream is a very very significant loss. But... if you spend your life mourning the fact that you didn't get to Italy, you may never be free to enjoy the very special, the very lovely things ... about Holland.
Welcome to My Holland
Friday, October 23, 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Friday, October 16, 2009
First I just wanted everyone to know that there was or still is a moment (I'm not sure) to get google to do a doodle on WORLD DIABETES DAY, which by the way is November 14th. I do believe that I received an email stating that google has said no, but maybe next year, but I could not find it so I may be wrong......it does happen once and a while!! lol So here is one link that I used to petition for a doodle on google.
Now for some interesting information about World Diabetes Day that I found on
World Diabetes Day is a birthday celebration on a global scale. It was created to raise awareness of the diabetes epidemic, which now affects 246 million people and their families around the world. World Diabetes Day is celebrated every year on November 14. The date was chosen because it marks the birthday of Canadian Sir Frederick G. Banting, who, along with Charles Best, is credited with the discovery of insulin in 1921. Way to go CANADA!!!
The blue circle:
World Diabetes Day is represented by a blue circle logo. The blue circle, noted for its symbolism of positivity, life and health, is the global symbol of diabetes and signifies the unity of the global diabetes community in response to the diabetes pandemic.
My plan for World Diabetes Day is ever changing, one thing for sure I will be lighting my house with blue lights all day and night. Also there has been some talk on Joanne's blog about trying to order some t-shirts for that day. Which I think is a wonderful idea!! I will keep everyone updated on my World Diabetes Day plans I have many different ideas and creative ideas to get the word out.
P.S. I also have a bring diabetes to light banner at the bottom of my blog to mark World Diabetes Day. I believe that you can click it and get one for your blog or social networking page or you can go to www.diabetesbluecircle.org ..... I hope!
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Recently I was invited to an event for T1 mom's put on by our diabetic clinic NO KIDS ALLOWED. It was a chance for us mom's to get together and share stories, frustrations and gossip ;) It was at a pottery decorating store, at first I was very hesitant, I'm not the most creative person but by the end of the night I did not want to leave that place. They have shelves and shelves of unfinished pottery. You pick the piece that you would like to work on and you paint it the way you wish and by the end of the night you have a beautiful piece of pottery that they glaze and bake.
It was amazing to spend some face to face time with other women that are going through some of the same things that you are. It was nice to see some old faces. One of the other mom's that was there, her 2 year old son was at the hospital and diagnosed the day before we were with Cara when she was first diagnosed. Another mom that I had met and sat next to at our Telus walk for the cure community kickoff was also their. Her brother died of a diabetic induced heart attack at the age of 29 I believe?. The next day or so she was in the hospital with her 3 year old daughter who was being diagnosed with T1. The really freaky part of her story is that she looked at her brothers BG meter after his death and his BG was the exact same number that her daughters BG was at her time of diagnoses. There where also some new faces. One of the mom's has 2 daughters diagnosed within 3 months of each other..... boy how hard would that be? I thought of you Meri and I told her about you too! It was a great group of ladies!
It was also a learning experience for me. I learned if your T1 child is low at a fair the first thing that you grab should not be the cotton candy. You are wasting valuable time trying to force feed your child because cotton candy does not have a lot of carbs. Who would have thought? well I did not.
I had a wonderful night and I hope to do it again very soon. By the way I pick a beautiful princess money bank figurine for Cara's birthday that is coming up in November, I hope she loves it!!