There are a couple of things going on today in the world o' diabetes that I think you should know about.
I got this tweet (http://twitter.com/#!/Animas_swim/status/93760144227315713)
yesterday from someone named "Animas_swim", that was asking me to RT something about "diabetic patients swimming the English channel". They had sent it as a reply to something I said earlier that day (with no correlation), so I assumed it to be spam and initially ignored it.
At least, I think it was a "whoops" on my part - because now that I've looked into it more, I think it's totally legit. And I think it's an Animas-sponsored swim team, and it's happening right now, and they're raising money for JDRF. Go take a look at their Facebook page for more info. (http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Animas-UKIreland-Relay-Channel-Swim-Event-July-2011/201679589853792)
And read this press release about the event: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/people-with-diabetes-endure-swim-across-english-channel-to-raise-money-for-jdrf-125936218.html
(Sidenote: the same problem I was having yesterday with Blogger, where I couldn't un-center that paragraph? Yeah, my whole toolbar is gone, so all I can do is type. No bold, italics, linking, font size changes, anything. What the french, toast?)
And secondly, there's a really cool chance to hear directly from Professor Jean Claude Mbanya, the President of the International Diabetes Federation (I wrote a post about it here earlier this month: http://www.textingmypancreas.com/2011/07/outrage.html), and even ask him a question of your own, as he'll be tonight's guest on DSMA Live! Use this link (http://www.blogtalkradio.com/diabetessocmed/2011/07/22/dsma-live) to tune in this evening, starting at 9 pm Eastern Time.
Professor Mbanya and the DSMA Live hosts (Cherise, George and Scott) will be discussing the "O is for Outrage" campaign, Life for a Child, and Act on Diabetes Now - all intiatives of the IDF to help raise global awareness of diabetes and the worldwide need for access to medication.
So that's it! And if I could have included pictures in this post (also not an option without my toolbar), this might not have been such a dry read. We could have had images of swimming penguins or something. Sorry dudes!