Join Me! A “Test-In” With 14,000 Others!

14KPWD!


BERKELEY, CA: July 8, 2009 July 14, at 4:00 pm ET, 14,000 people worldwide will test their blood sugar simultaneously and share their results online.

What will YOU be doing tomorrow at 4:00 pm EST?  Me?  I’ll be testing my blood sugar and posting the result online!

14,000(+) people with diabetes all testing their blood sugar at the same time (thanks to a GREAT idea by Kelly Rawlings!  It will be like all of us grabbing each others hands and shouting with one voice!  Just be sure to wipe/lick your finger first…

Our brother/sister site, TuDiabetes.com (& estudiabetes.com), started this initiative to continue to raise awareness around diabetes and the importance of testing your blood sugar.  I just love the idea.  I am going to participate, and I want to get many more than 14,000 people involved!

How much bigger can we make this?  I get shivers when I think about the strength in numbers we have with all of you here at Diabetes Daily combined with everyone at the TuDiabetes & EsTuDiabetes families.

Participating in this initiative to raise diabetes awareness is easy:

  • If you are a member of TuDiabetes or EsTuDiabetes, click on the home page banner and share your reading.
  • If you are a member here at Diabetes Daily, post your result in this thread.
  • If you have a Twitter account, post your reading on Twitter (use the #14KPWD hashtag) and link back to: http://14kPWD.org.
  • If you prefer, update your status on Facebook or your preferred social network, linking back to: http://14kPWD.org.

From Manny Hernandez “We hope to see most readings posted at 4 pm ET on July 14. If you are a few minutes late, however, or are able to post your blood sugar reading earlier or later that day, it’s OK,” said Hernandez. “What really matters is that you test your blood sugar regularly. If you don’t have diabetes, just tell someone who does to test and share on July 14.”


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12 thoughts on “Join Me! A “Test-In” With 14,000 Others!

  1. OMG, you should see the twitter and TuD results. Twitter went out of capacity at about 1:25p, I’m thinking it’s from all the tweets for bg’s. How cool is that?!?

  2. I’m definitely waking up at 4am to test!!!! Hope i respond to the 3 alarm clocks i’m going to set up!!!
    This is such a cool “project”!!

  3. I’m so in on this!!! I’ll probably post my number in all of those places. Yikes, I hope it’s a good number!! Ah, that’s okay – we D-folks don’t judge each other. It’s an accomplishment to be testing, no matter what the result!

  4. AsI understand it, a banner page will be ther for folks to post their numbers if they use the “link”. We’ll just have to see won’t we. I think it’s important to use the link so that the event can collect all of the results in one place.

  5. i guess thats 3 o clock here in the central zone!!got to remember that.
    thanks to all for this great opportunity