Spare A Rose, Save A Child

Brad made a quick video with everything you need to know about Spare A Rose in less than one minute.

If you’re ready to jump right to it and donate, that’s great! Head to http://SpareARose.org/give/

Maybe money is tight right now? No worries, I understand. We understand. Spreading the word about this campaign is also very helpful, doesn’t cost a thing, and is very much appreciated.

If you really want to dig into the nitty-gritty details or do something extra great (like get your workplace involved), visit SpareARose.org.

Thank you!

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Huge thanks to Brad Slaight (Meter Boy of Diabetes Hero Squad) for making this wonderful video!

Just five hours, please?

I’m in the middle of a very busy flurry of travel.

A 9:00 pm touchdown Saturday night, a rush repack of my suitcase, and a takeoff scheduled for 8:00 am the very next morning had me desperate for five or six hours of sleep before heading out again.

Diabetes wasn’t trying to hear it.

Dexcom with a long, late-night low

I made my flight, but I’m a little tired today. And every time I dozed off during the flights, I worried about punching my neighbor…

Diabetes safety, quality, and access – do you care?

Diabetes advocacy can be intimidating. But it doesn’t have to be. You have friends who want to make it easy. Easy for you to learn about what’s going on, and even easier for you to let lawmakers and government agencies know how you feel (it’s a few clicks).

We Are DPAC

“Who is DPAC? You are. I am. We all are.” — Christel Marchand Aprigliano at ThePerfectD.com (more…)

What you don’t know about the Diabetes Scholars Foundation

The Diabetes Scholars Foundation does amazing work. I hope to introduce you to part of their magic that you may not be aware of.

They are best known for helping people get to CWD’s Friends for Life conferences, and they have helped so many families, young adults, and adults experience these life-changing events that would have been impossible otherwise.

But there’s another important mission of the Diabetes Scholars Foundation that you need to know about – college scholarships.

Diabetes Scholars Foundation Logo

The Diabetes Scholars Foundation College Scholarships recognize students who are actively involved in the diabetes community, have high academic performance, participate in community and/or extracurricular activities, are leaders in their school and community and demonstrate they are successfully managing the challenges of living with type 1 diabetes. This year alone they received over 2,400 applications from all 50 states. (more…)