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How about Giving Every Day?

Giving Tuesday was an interesting experience this year. Never before have I encountered so many requests for money in such a short time, including four e-mail requests in the span of 27 hours from JDRF.

I don’t mind saying it felt overwhelming. I know, Facebook was matching a lot of the money donated on Tuesday, and I’m happy about that. But with extremely few exceptions, none of us has pockets deep enough to donate to every worthy diabetes cause.

And what about now? Now, now that #GivingTuesday is over? Is it okay to ignore these charities now? I don’t think so. I mean, they still have unmet needs, they still employ people, they still have a mission. Do they deserve all of our money one day, and none the next?

I think I’m getting off track here… let me bring the conversation back.

Whenever we can, we should always be about giving. I’ve personally donated to many causes this year, and I’ll probably give to one or two more by the end of December, even though, admittedly, I didn’t donate a single dime on Giving Tuesday.

Do you feel that way too? Do you think you might still be able to donate to a worthy diabetes non-profit before the end of the year? If so, let me give you a few to consider, in no order whatsoever. These organizations will be happy to handle your donation any day of the year.

Click on the link provided in the name of the organization to go to their donation page:
 
 
Life for a Child – Providing insulin and supplies to children living with diabetes in over 40 developing nations around the globe. God knows how many lives they’ve helped save.

Diabetes Sisters – What can I say about the ‘Sisters that hasn’t already been said? Great website and blog, programs to connect and educate and empower women living with diabetes wherever they are.

Children With Diabetes – CWD is the home of the Friends for Life conferences, and they also provide a tremendous amount of knowledge and support for kids, teens, adults, and families who have diabetes as a part of their lives.

Tidepool’s Big Data Donation Project – from Tidepool’s website: “The Tidepool Big Data Donation Project lets you securely and anonymously donate de-identified diabetes device data to researchers, device makers, and other innovators who deeply need it.” Best of all, YOU get to decide which non-profit benefits from sharing your data. And it doesn’t cost you anything!
 
 
Whether you give to these or any other worthy organizations, giving is good. Continued giving helps you feel good continuously. And that’s what we’re all looking for at this time of year, yes?

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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 By The Numbers: Anna Norton.

Diabetes By The Numbers is back, this time with the CEO of Diabetes Sisters, Anna Norton. Her passion and enthusiasm for leading this groundbreaking organization for women living with diabetes practically knocked me over from 700 miles away.

Today, Anna and I talk about the mission of Diabetes Sisters, the various programs that the organization provides to educate, support, and empower women, and what’s on the agenda for 2016. If you don’t know much (or anything) about Diabetes Sisters, or if you’re just looking to reconnect, this podcast is for you.
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Reference Material – Click below for more information on this topic

The Diabetes Sisters website contains blogs and online forums available night and day, plus educational material and updates on upcoming events:
diabetessisters.org

Follow Diabetes Sisters on Twitter:
@DiabetesSisters

Want to find out more? Interested in volunteering? Send an e-mail to:
info@diabetessisters.org
 

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