Would you like to be Type 1 diabetic for a day?

These days there is some sort of national day for everything imaginable. For instance:

January 3       = “Drinking Straw Day”

January 27     = “Thomas Crapper Day” (He invented the modern toilet…haha)

February 26   = “For Pete’s Sake Day” (Well, for Pete’s sake.)

September 25 = “National One-Hit Wonder Day” (This one’s for you, Billy


October 27     = “Crank Co-workers Day” (Wish I had known about this a

few days ago.)

November 10 = “Forget-Me-Not Day” also “A Really Cool Person’s Birthday


These might  not be completely legit…I did find them on the internet after all, but you get the point.

Not to be left out of  this is the second annual November 1 Type 1 Diabetic Day. For part of the celebration…if one can call Type 1 diabetes a celebration….JDRF is implementing a fun little mobile based challenge where you (non-diabetic people) can get an idea of what it is like to be me for a day. You sign up by texting T1D4ADAY to 63566. For 24 hours they will send you 24 texts that are supposed to simulate what your basic type 1 diabetic friend (me) deals with every day, every hour. I have no idea what this really entails…I signed up myself just out of curiosity. I would encourage all of you to do this and let me know what you think.  Also, I’m really hoping someone funny will do this and then write a short little guest post for my blog… aka one of my brothers…specifically the one I already asked to do a guest post awhile back and never did….

It would actually mean a lot to me if people did this. You don’t even have to tell me you did it…it never hurts for one to gain more knowledge either..sooooo just go on ahead and do itttt. Be kind. Rewind.

Here are the specifics which you can also view on JDRF’s website.

“Throughout November, we’re asking people to better appreciate what people with type 1 diabetes (T1D) experience every day, every hour by taking part in a unique mobile-based challenge: T1D for a Day.

When you sign up for the T1D for a Day text challenge, you agree to receive as many as 24 text messages over a 24-hour period that simulate the constant blood sugar testing, insulin injections, and dietary decisions that confront people with T1D.

While no virtual campaign can recreate the many needles required or the physical and financial tolls of this serious disease, T1D for a Day seeks to deepen understanding of the many heroic steps our friends and loved ones with T1D take each day.

Please sign up for the T1D for a Day challenge now!

Text T1D4ADAY to 63566. You will receive a confirmation text that completes your registration.”

Would you like to be a type 1 diabetic for a day? Yes? Well now is your chance!


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