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Changing Diabetes Day

November 15, 2013

Yesterday was World Diabetes Day.

This was my informative Facebook status. (Yes, one of those diabetes should say discovered.)

This was my informative Facebook status. (Yes, one of those diabetes should say discovered.)

I have known about WDD for a few years, but I’ve never been able to participate in anything offline. When I found out about Changing Diabetes Day at the Massachusetts State House, I knew I needed to be there. My low in the morning made me think I would miss it, but I didn’t. I found familiar faces, put my phone away, grabbed my Dexcom so that I could stop it from alerting if needed.

imageI knew that bring online to offline was about to happen and I couldn’t have been more excited. I am still riding on yesterday’s high, and words are escaping me. However, I’m going to share my tweets with you. I know I didn’t quote most of the people, but I didn’t know the names at the start. I just knew that these people cared and that they want to make a difference and they want to help us make a difference too. When I was given the opportunity to represent the Bay State YLC in a picture with the legislators and representatives from other organizations, I loved it.

Thank you Dr. Banting

Thank you Dr. Banting

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JDRF New England has a photo, and it's awesome.

JDRF New England has a photo, and it’s awesome.

I love that someone I know got to share her story.

I love that someone I know got to share her story.

Advocacy can happen at any moment

Advocacy can happen at any moment

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This was one of my favorite moments!

This was one of my favorite moments!

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Representing Bay State JDRF YLC

Representing Bay State JDRF YLC

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Talking about the children in the room with diabetes.

Talking about the children in the room with diabetes.

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Talking about an experience with a serious low, glucagon & an ambulance. Definitely the worst part of the day.

Talking about an experience with a serious low, glucagon & an ambulance. Definitely the worst part of the day.

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This event made me feel as though we were in the middle of changing the world.

This event made me feel as though we were in the middle of changing the world.

imageimageimageimageimageimageThis is definitely an event I want to continue participating in, and hopefully it grows more every year.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. November 15, 2013 4:04 PM

    #occupy the State House! Oh wait… it’s not that kind of gathering.

    This sounds amazing and empowering. I’m glad you were able to be there.

  2. November 30, 2013 4:14 PM

    Those are some great tweets! I missed them all because Brian was visiting and I think we were hiking a mountain that day.

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