Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Life for a Child

Diabetes Awareness Month brings a lot of attention to all types of diabetes. I'm proud to say that I'm part of an online community that works so hard to bring attention to diabetes year around. This disease is life altering and can be deadly.

If a person has Type 1 diabetes they MUST have insulin to survive. No pill or type of diet will keep a person with Type 1 diabetes alive. Insulin has to be available.

Sadly, not everyone in the world can afford, or had readily accessible insulin. This is a tragedy in itself. However, in this month of November, The Diabetes Hands Foundation has something called The Big Blue Test. It is an initiative to get those with diabetes active. Exercise is wonderful for those without diabetes. To those with diabetes, it can be better and more stable blood sugars, better insulin sensitivity, and healthier effects on the already strained vital organs.

To promote The Big Blue Test, The DHF has put together a video to encourage those with diabetes to get out there and get active (and to participate in The Big Blue Test, of course!).

On top of that, Roche Medical company is donating insulin for every single view of the video. For each time the video is seen through World Diabetes Day on November 14th, Roche will donate a week's worth of insulin to a needy child.

So, even if you do not have diabetes, or if you don't even know anyone who has diabetes, watch this video anyway. Remember, 1 minute and 49 seconds of your time will save a person's life.

So, watch and pass it on. How many times will you be able to say you saved someone's life?
Oh, and I know many of these people. And each and every person in this video has diabetes or is a family member of one with diabetes.


Unknown said...

Great post! I love seeing familiar faces in that video :)

And I LOVE even more how much it will help someone far away!

Jamie said...

The video is already up to 14k visits! That is awesome.