This was originally posted on my personal blog on Tuesday, December 20, 2011, which was the first night of Chanukah.
Getting back to my blog. It has been such a long time away from my nice, sweet, niche in this corner of cyberspace. My health robbed me from fully participating in Diabetes Awareness Month, and so that is why now, at the start of the holiday season, with tonight being the first Chanukah light, I will finally be able to post about my giveaway! This giveaway is going to be a little bit different, I hope, and again, I hope inspiring to others out there to not just comment, tweet, or Facebook, but to actually take a little bit of time to think about this and write out an answer, whether that is on your blog with a link back here, or elsewhere (and share the link, with a link back here!).
We all know that Insulin is NOT a cure, and neither are any of the other oral medications or medications that one injects for diabetes. Also, insulin MUST be injected or it is not effective. Insulin and other medications are temporary treatments -- they hold one's beta cells, islet cells, and pancreas together with tape, glue, staples, and string until we finally get a CURE!!!
Tonight is the first Chanukah light. For those of you who don't know the story of Chanukah, I suggest that you look it up and read it, because it is a good story!! An abridged version is that more than 21 centuries ago, Israel was ruled by the Greeks. A strong band of Israelites called the Maccabees fought off the entire army, and found enough pure olive oil left to light the lights in the Temple for one day that miraculously lasted for 8 days.
In honor of the Chanukah miracle, how do you envision a miracle of a different kind -- a CURE??? Suppose with the kindling of the first Chanukah light tonight, we are able to bring about something much greater than light and joy, but bring the beginnings of a cure. How would you cure diabetes? Are you behind working towards an "artificial" cure form first, or backing work towards a wholly biological cure?
Now that another Chanukah has come and gone without a cure for Diabetes, thinking about the way that you can visualize a cure is so important. So, let us know! Write about it, and send me a link if you are a fellow dBlogger! Come back and post a link in my comments section and make sure that all comments have a name and email address!
The winner of the giveaway will win one of PumpWear's awesome, wonderful "DualZipps" cases.
1.Leave a comment with an answer to my question. That gives you 1 entry! No duplicate comment answers. Duplicate answers will be deleted.
2.Blog about my giveaway, and use my question as the topic of your post. Please make sure that you link back to me, and comment for that too. Blogging about the way that you can visualize a cure will give you another 2 entries for the giveaway.
3.Tweet about my blog post, your answer to the question, and the giveaway. Leave a comment that you posted to Twitter. This will give you another 1 entry for the giveaway.
4.Follow @pumpwear on Twitter, leave them a message, and then leave a comment that you are following Pump Wear on Twitter. This gives you another 1 entry for the giveaway.
5.Facebook post about my blog post giveaway, maybe your thoughts about a cure, and leave me a comment that you've posted to Facebook. This will again give you another 1 entry for the giveaway.
6."Like" Pump Wear on Facebook (and if you want to, tell them that Aliza sent you!). This will give you 1 more entry for the giveaway.
That is 7 chances to enter and win this awesome giveaway if you take advantage of all of the opportunities available! The winner will be chosen by Random.org on 1/1/2012 (note extended date!). The winner will have 24 hours to claim the prize. All comments need to have a name and email address to be valid entries in the giveaway. Duplicate comments will not be counted. Please try to come join the conversation with me!
~ Aliza Chana