JDRF and ADA Events.

That’s right… I put both of those organizations into the same headline. That’s because there are a couple of things coming up that you should know about:

– The American Diabetes Association is doing a Twitter chat this Wednesday. No, it’s not at 8:00 p.m… that’s the DSMA Twitter chat. The ADA Twitter chat is at 1:00 p.m. EST here in the USA (10:00 a.m. on the West coast, 6:00 p.m. in the UK, 4:06 a.m. in Melbourne & Sydney).
The chat is all about patients rights. To participate, you can follow the ADA Twitter handle (@AmDiabetesAssn), and look for the hashtag #DiabetesRights. Katie Hathaway, Managing Director in ADA’s Legal Advocacy group, will be answering questions. Promises to be an interesting hour.

– JDRF is sponsoring Be T1D For A Day in November. This is an opportunity where non-Type 1’s can sign up to receive text messages that will simulate the various things that T1Ds go through all day, every day, without a vacation. Let your non-Type 1 friends and family (and maybe teachers, bosses, traffic cops, and TSA agents) know that they can sign up before November 1st by texting T1D4ADAY to 63566. You can also sign up via the web by going to:

I’ve got to get someone to sign up for this. I’m dying to find out what the text messages will be like (“2:00 pm: You’re hypoglycemic. Drink juice and down 5 chalky glucose tabs, then find a sunny spot to sleep in for the next two hours”).

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