There's a creative new awareness- and fund-raising campaign just begun by MyGlu.org, called "Smash Diabetes". Most of us probably want to do that from time to time, right? Smash Diabetes is open to all—whether you have type 1 or type 2, or are a family member, friend, or supporter of someone with diabetes -- and funds raised through the effort will support Glu's and T1D Exchange’s mission to advance type 1 diabetes research.
Here's what it is and how to participate:
Smash Diabetes is all about giving visibility to an invisible disease and sharing with the world how much diabetes stinks. It’s about showing the world how frustrating it is to live with the never-ending grind behind the scenes. Sure, we can eat candy on Halloween, Easter, and those other commercialized, sugar-saturated holidays, but it poses a set of challenges that most people don’t understand.
This November, to kick off Diabetes Awareness Month, we encourage everyone to Smash Diabetes by creatively (and safely*) smashing a pumpkin, or other autumn-esque objects, to represent the daily frustration of living with diabetes and desire to support those affected by diabetes and advance critical research.