November is a huge month for diabetes advocacy, what with American Diabetes Month and World Diabetes Day happening concurrently.
And speaking of World Diabetes Day - which is November 14th - there's a cool initiative being spearheaded by my friend Cherise to raise awareness for WDD and the global diabetes community at large. (And I was honored when she asked me to help her organize the event this year! We put together the video below, where you'll see some familiar and maybe not-as-familiar faces from around the diabetes community.)
It's called Blue Fridays, and it couldn't be easier to participate: just wear blue on every Friday in November. There is also a Facebook page where you can upload pictures of you, your family and friends wearing blue every Friday next month. (I also hear that there might be some giveaways for people who upload photos...)
I'll be wearing every bit of blue I have next month, in the hopes that it sparks some conversation and questions.
There are lots of reasons to wear blue - what's yours?