I have recently set out on a quest to encourage people to get tested but it has been very overwhelming. I started last year when I voluntered with the American Diabetes Associations Step Out to Fight Diabetes and Hoops and Sneakers Gala events. In November I also made diabetes awareness ribbons and distributed them to the local television and radio stations in my area. And then I felt like “Now what?” LOL! This year I’m doing it all again but I also wanted to reach out past Kansas City to see what has worked for people in other city’s as far as getting people tested, talking and informed about diabetes. So fo course I googled diabetes blogs (since they are all rage right now) and came across some really awesome sites (including the one I’m on right now). The response I have received from the people I have meet has been so heart warming. Everyone is so helpful and encouraging. Which inspires me to keep going and not to give up. Along with friends and family support and the new friends that I have found I’m diving in head first (as usual). Wish me luck and blessings!