Category Archives: Diabetes Podcast Week

Spare a rose yet?

The cause that everyone loves and loves to contribute to is back. The Spare a Rose, Save a Child campaign is in full swing this week as we get closer to Valentine’s Day, February 14.

Can you believe this is the sixth year for Spare a Rose? Ever since 2013, the Diabetes Online Community has led the way in promoting this wonderful fundraiser for the International Diabetes Federation.

The idea is simple: if you have a special someone who you buy a dozen roses for on Valentine’s Day, consider buying one less rose and donating the cost of that rose to the IDF’s Life for a Child Program, which helps provide insulin, diabetes supplies, and education to kids in less resourced countries. You know, the places where it’s hard to get and pay for these things.

As we’ve said before, the cost of one rose saves the life of a child for one month. The cost of a dozen roses gains a child in another part of the world an entire year to play, go to school, and be with their families. Who doesn’t love that?

There are children all over the world who are depending on us. So please, take time right now. Go to lifeforachildusa.org/sparearose.

On behalf of myself, the diabetes community, and the parents of children in need, Thank You.
 
 
While I’m at it, let me send a shoutout to all of the diabetes podcasters taking part in the third annual Diabetes Podcast Week!

All over the internet, podcasters are helping to raise awareness of the Spare a Rose, Save a Child campaign. I’m retooling my podcast right now (back very soon), so I’m not able to take part. But I’m happy to let you know who you can connect with this week to get your diabetes podcast fix, and to hear more about Spare a Rose, Save a Child: simply go to diabetespodcastweek.com and find out who will be rolling out a new episode during this special week.

It’s one of my favorite weeks of the year, and while I won’t be a part of it this time, I very much look forward to hearing everyone else. You should listen too!

And finally, I don’t want to forget to wish you a wonderful Valentine’s Day full of love and saving the lives of children with diabetes.

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It’s Diabetes Podcast Week! Diabetes By The Numbers presents: Karen Graffeo and Diabetes Sisters Voices

Hello, and welcome to my little part of Diabetes Podcast Week.
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This week, eleven diabetes podcasters and video bloggers are taking part in a week-long diabetes information-fest, and centering once again on the Spare A Rose, Save A Child campaign. So listen to this episode, then use the giving link to make your donation and save the life of a child living in a developing country who is also living with diabetes. More information on Spare A Rose, Save A Child is at the beginning of this episode, and there’s an additional link below.

My guest for this episode is one of my best friends in the world, Karen Graffeo. But that’s not why you should listen to our conversation. You should listen because Karen, in addition to leading Diabetes Sisters’ Virtual PODS (Part Of Diabetes Sisters) group, is helping to lead Diabetes Sisters Voices, a collaboration between Diabetes Sisters, the Johns Hopkins University, the University of North Carolina, TrustNetMD, and the Diabetes Sisters stakeholder advisory board of women and diabetes advocates.

If you’re a woman living with diabetes, there is an easy way for you to participate in this groundbreaking research, and Karen is going to tell you all about it. There’s also a link below. I think I also may have inadvertently convinced Karen to reprise Diabetes Blog Week this spring:) I hope so.
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Reference Material – Click below for more information on this topic

Are you a woman living with diabetes? Find out more and participate in Diabetes Sisters Voices research:
DiabetesSistersVoices.org

Help save the life of a child by using the giving link and donating to Spare A Rose, Save A Child:
LifeForAChildUSA.org/SpareARose

Thanks to Stacey Simms for coordinating Diabetes Podcast Week again. Find out about Diabetes Podcast Week and meet each podcaster by going to:
StaceySimms.com

Karen Graffeo writes about her life with diabetes, and hosts Diabetes Blog Week at:
BitterSweetDiabetes.com

Diabetes Podcast Week! With the vivacious, committed, and reliable Merle Gleeson.

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You read that right… it’s Diabetes Podcast Week!

Brainchild of Stacey Simms at the Diabetes Connections podcast, this is a week where a dozen diabetes podcasters will be uploading new episodes and helping to raise money for the Spare a Rose, Save a Child campaign. Listen to the beginning and the end of today’s episode of Diabetes By The Numbers for more information on the Spare a Rose, Save a Child initiative and what an amazing difference it makes for children living in developing countries throughout the world.
Insulin should not be a luxury.

Today’s episode of Diabetes By The Numbers features the Superwoman known to her friends and compatriots as Merle Gleeson. In our opening round question, she describes herself as vivacious, committed, and reliable. She’s that and a lot more.

Merle has been living with Type 1 Diabetes for over 50 years. She’s also a Champion Athletes With Diabetes medal winner. Around nineteen years ago, her and a few friends started something called the Type 1 Diabetes Lounge, which holds regular meetings, fundraisers, parties, and more in the Chicago area. It’s quite an operation, and if you’re looking to kick start a local diabetes meetup or amp up the meetup you already have, you can do a lot worse than listening to Merle.

Here then is my conversation with Merle Gleeson, and a special message about Spare a Rose, Save a Child.
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Help save the life of a child living with diabetes in a developing country by donating to the Spare a Rose, Save a Child campaign today: www.p4dc.com/spare-a-rose/give/
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Reference Material – Click below for more information on this topic

Merle Gleeson is founder and CEO of the Type 1 Diabetes Lounge in the Chicago area:
type1diabeteslounge.com/

More about Diabetes Podcast Week can be found at Stacey Simms’ blog:
staceysimms.com

Spare a Rose, Save a Child is an initiative of Partners for Diabetes Change. To find out more about Spare a Rose, Save a Child:
www.p4dc.com
 

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