Friday, September 17, 2010

Diabetesalicious - Lite Edition: Brought To You By Ben Hur's Timex - It Takes A Licking & Keeps On Ticking

This week's Diabetesalicious Lite Edition is brought to you by familiar faces around the DOC and a bunch of other cool stuff!

Want to win free stuff?? Of course you do! Head on over to Our Diabetic Life, because Meri is giving away some pretty awesome swag. Officially you have until September 23rd to enter - but remember, the more you enter, the better chance you have of winning!!

"Grace Of My Heart," over at A Sweet Grace did something truly remarkable a few weeks ago. Girlfriend actually put her omnipod on her belly, I kid you not. It's a HUGE deal because Miss Grace was scared to death of wearing a pod on her belly. Not only did she email me when she did it, her mom Penny wrote a great post about it. Anyway, I'm super proud of her! Let her know how awesome she is by taking the belly leap by clicking HERE.

Our friend Kitty Castellini, the host of the nationally syndicated radio show "Diabetes Living Today", is going through a rough patch right now. Kitty suffered from a heprin related bleed out in her right and left eyes, leaving her with very little vision in either. Her doctors feel strongly that she will regain her vision in a few weeks, but she may or may not need surgery.

Kitty is one of the strongest people I know guys. She developed diabetes at the age of three, she's a brilliant business woman, a devoted wife and mother, a crazy Disney fan and great friend to boot!

Kitty received a rare, stand alone pancreas transplant 6 years ago and her new pancreas is producing insulin like a rock star! Since receiving her new pancreas, Kitty has continued fighting for all people with diabetes. You can read about Kitty's story here:

You can send Kitty get well wishes & positive vibes by clicking HERE.

DESTINY (Diabetes Exercise Strategies Together in Network with You) next Extreme Weekend for Children With Diabetes takes place October 15-17 . This organization is fantastic! WHY? Because children with diabetes have the opportunity to have fun, gain confidence, bond & have a blast while participating in all types of fantastical outdoor sports and activities. Interested in having your child attend? Click HERE & read all about it!

Watch for Manny Hernandez, of The Diabetes Hands Foundation on dLife this Sunday night, talking about HealthSeeker & other diabetes facebook applications. Which ones do you use? Don't forget to watch!

Today is is National POW/MIA Recognition Day. Take a moment to remember those whose families are still waiting for them to come home.

Tomorrow, September 18th is Inter Coastal Cleaning Day! Clean the inter coastal waters and watch out for my beloved manatees.

Speaking of water, Bob Over at reminded me via the twitter that this coming Sunday September 19th is TLAPD, a.k. a: Talk Like A Pirate Day !! So prepare your timbers to be shivered, your poop decks to be swabbed, (OK, ewwww,) and Davey Jones locker to be pillaged. But most of all, be sure to have fun, say "AAAARRRGGGGG" as much as possible. FYI, eye patches are optional ;)

Weird but true facts tha caught my eye:

Men can read smaller print than women, but women can hear better. No shocker there!

Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying.

During the Chariot scene in "Ben Hur," a small red car can be seen way out in the distance. Also, Chuck Heston is wearing a watch.

And now you know~


Meri said...

Thank you for the shout out Kelly!

FYI the giveaway on my blog is good for the "grown up" DOC too! The gift certificate to medic alert is for a dollar amount, so it can be used for ANY merchandise! Also, the Spibelts have adult versions too up for grabs. The only thing is the Contigo Mugs are kid sizes, but who doesn't have a kid in their life that would love one of those?! So welcome EVERYONE, and good luck too! :)

PS Sending love and prayers to Kitty!

Michael Hoskins said...

Shiver me timbers! Ahoy, mateys... Hoist the D-Colors!

Penny said...

Such great info on your Friday posts Kel! Prayers are sent for Kitty!
Thanks for the shout-out to dear pod-on-her-tummy-now-like-it's-no-big-deal Grace! Best $20 I ever spent.
Have a great weekend Kel!

The poor diabetic said...

Great Friday Delight Kelly.
Thanks to Ben Hur's Timex, Monday or not, I am now functioning on a today is Friday routine which means sleeping in tomorrow.
Here is sending some positive get well soon vibes for your friend kitty.