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Entries from October 1, 2010 - October 31, 2010


One Heck of a Month

November is going to be a big month here on the old Ninjabetic blog.

Monday is SAE it Loud day so to kick off Diabetes Awareness month Sarah has challenged us to Support, Advocate, and Educate. Should be awesome.


November 11th is the Blood & Honey event I will be attending in Beverly Hills. If you are in town I hope you can make it.


November 14th of course is World Diabetes Day and who knows what I am planning for that? ;)


I am leaving town on the 21st for a trip to Colorado, New Mexico, and Arizona for Thanksgiving week.


You Tube Tuesday #200 falls on the first Tuesday in December and I have to do something HUGE so figuring all that out will need to happen in November. Did I mention that it will be last You Tube Tuesday evah?


I am still kicking around the idea of taking on NaBloPoMo again this year which would mean a post every single day of the month. I will decide that on Sunday night I am sure.


I had an idea this morning. I am going to wear a diabetes related button or pin every single day through the month of November. I have a nice World Diabetes Day logo pin I can wear to work, and I will keep track of how many people ask about it. If you don’t know of a way you can get the word out about diabetes, maybe try something like that!


Oh geez, I almost forgot that tomorrow is TCOYD in San Diego! What a great way to slide right into Diabetes Month!


How is your November looking? Do you have diabetes related stuff planned for the month?

Have a great weekend.


A Great Start

November is Diabetes Awareness month. I always thought it was funny that it started the day after Free Glucose Night but whatever.

My good friend Sarah who blogs at Sugabetic has a great idea for starting off Diabetes Awareness Month with a Bang!



It’s called SAE Day!

SAE stands for Support, Advocate, Educate. And Sarah has some great ideas of ways you can help other diabetics, raise awareness, and teach others about a disease that is very VERY misunderstood.

Head on over to her site and check it out!

I LOVE this idea Sarah! You rock!


Talking About Control

Is diabetes controllable? I mean really controllable? I feel like sometimes I can do everything right and still I will get numbers that make no sense.

Also, how many times have you done the same exact things over and over and still get different results? Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t. Is that control?

So why do I continue to beat myself up about bad numbers and bad control? I know I can do more but frankly when I do try harder it helps a little but it is never the sought after “control” my doctors talk about.

I recently had a wonderful phone call with Jessica Bernstein, a Psychologist who has been living with diabetes since she was a year old and Director/Producer of an upcoming documentary called “Blood and Honey.

Jessica and I talked about the struggles we face as people with diabetes. The guilt we feel when numbers are “bad,” and the way many health care professionals are quick to blame us when truly, the disease is to blame.

The need for a new perspective on diabetes is vital. No longer should PWD’s avoid the doctors because of “bad” numbers. Children should not feel like they are “bad diabetics” when their numbers are all over the place. The fact that most of us have fudged numbers on our logs or starved ourselves before Endo appointments proves the point. We should not be to blame for bad control since it seems control is impossible.

Blood & Honey” presents life with diabetes is a radically different way. Please check out this trailer for the documentary.

If you are in the Southern California area, I would like to invite you to a talk with Jessica Bernstein on Thursday November 11th called “Taking ‘Control’ Out of Diabetes.” The talk is being presented by the Los Angeles chapters of the American Diabetes Association and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. The talk is scheduled for 8:00 to 10:00 p.m. and will include raw footage of the film “Blood & Honey.”

The talk will be held at Fairfax High located at 7850 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90046. The event is open to the public at no cost and all type 1’s, 2’s, and 3’s are invited to come! Donations to the film are appreciated but not required. See bloodandhoney.org/talks.html for details about parking. RSVP by emailing Jessica at Jessica@bloodandhoney.org. Volunteers are needed so if you can help, please let Jessica know.

I know there will be at least one Ninja there so if you can come, please be sure and introduce yourself. I would love to meet you! 


You Tube Tuesday #194

Casey is my cat and he has taken a liking to my new Mac. I cannot blame him, it is quite awesome.

But here I am trying to tweet and he has to hop up on my desk and lay down right on the keyboard. So I recorded him.



20 Days Left

World Diabetes Day is coming up quick! I cannot believe is it only 20 days away.

I have had fun here online on the last two World Diabetes Days but what to do this year? I am trying to find an event to attend locally if possible. I would love to get the opportunity to meet some more people with diabetes and raise some awareness.

Online is another story. I have something planned already which I am excited about. As always I am hesitant to pump it up too much since you never know how things will be received but with “Not By Choice” one year and “SugaSheen” the next, I am not sure there is a way to top those.

The 14th is also my sisters birthday so we may have something planned for that too. I am still not sure.

I would love to get a building to light up in blue but I am not even sure how to go about making that happen! Maybe I will save that for next year.

What are you planning to do? Is there a local event you are going to attend? Are you lighting your house up blue, and if so, how do you do that? Please share, you may give someone a good idea, like me!