Monday, November 14, 2011

World Diabetes Day!

Today is World Diabetes Day!  Why on November 14th?  Well it seems that today marks the birthday of Frederick Banting who, along with Charles Best, was instrumental in the discovery of insulin in 1922, a life-saving treatment for diabetes patients. (source)

To celebrate this momentous occasion, I wore blue (of course).  A blue button up blouse. I actually was able to sneak in this special day with two classes I substitute taught today.  One of their spelling words was "illuminate." As an example I told them how buildings all over the world were illuminated blue in honor of World Diabetes Day.

When I went to the Y this afternoon, I changed into a blue t-shirt and blue jeans.  Thankfully the blue made me feel festive, not the sad type of blue.  My younger two also wore blue today.  I think everyone else had some blue on, just not as obvious as a blue shirt.  That's ok.  Their emotional support is more important to me than the color of their clothing.

Happy World Diabetes Day to all!  May we someday be able to turn this day into a holiday to remember when we used to have diabetes!  Praying for a cure today and always!

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