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First, a couple of great deals from companies run by PWDs (People With Diabetes). Then a couple of posts that you’ll want to pay close attention to.

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Ethan Lewis at Level Foods has let me know that his Level Life Protein Bars and Shakes have made it to the shelf in your local Target store! He says you can find them in the Diabetes aisle. I don’t know what a Diabetes aisle really is, but I’m thinking you’ll find them near the pharmacy.

But wait… there’s more! You can pick up a coupon for $4.00 off your purchase by clicking here.

But wait… there’s more! Ethan’s also holding a contest on Facebook this month. Find your Level Life products on the shelf in your Target store, take a photo, and upload it to their Facebook page. Once you do, you’ll be entered into a contest that includes weekly prizes like a $50.00 Target gift card and Level Life hoodies. Still a couple of days left… get to Target and remember to take your phone.

Also: Be sure to watch this space for a Level Foods giveaway in the near future…

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From Christopher Angell at Glucolift comes great news: They are now fully stocked again with the best-tasting, low-chalkiness glucose tabs anywhere. You can get all flavors, in all configurations. And if you order soon, you can get 20 percent off any order over 50 dollars by going to BuyGlucolift.com and using the coupon code GLISBACK.

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Allison at The Blood Sugar Whisperer wrote the quintessential definition of what advocacy is all about. She reminds us that advocacy cannot be quantified. It doesn’t have to be flashy:

“Being a diabetes advocate means making a difference in the life of someone with diabetes. There’s no qualifier on that.”

So true, so true. If you haven’t yet, I encourage you to go read what she has to say. See if it doesn’t charge you up.

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C, writing over at C’s Life With D, is a Registered Dietitian and a Certified Diabetes Educator. She’s starting to wonder why a lot of people online seem to be making sport of bashing their CDEs.

She has a point, and I’ll even go so far as to say there’s a lot of Diabetes Online Community bashing going on about healthcare professionals in general.

I think if you read her piece, you’ll start to see why we all (myself included) need to cool our jets.

Like with the Miss Manners dustup last week, it’s important (at least for me) to remember that we should all be allowed to say what we want about a newspaper columnist’s advice, or about our professional care team. But with great freedom comes great responsibility. Try to mentally put yourself at a party where both sides of an issue are present. Remember that whomever you’re speaking to now has the opposite point of view of the person you’ll be speaking to in five minutes. What do you say? What will you say if you have five more minutes to think about how you’ll say it?

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It’s a busy week here. If you’re in the Mid-Atlantic, don’t forget about the JDRF Type One Nation DC Research Summit taking place in Bethesda, Maryland on Saturday. Find out more and register at jdrfsummit.org.

Happy Wednesday!
 
 
 

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