World Diabetes Day Family Album

World Diabetes Day is fast approaching and this year the theme is Diabetes & Family. As soon as I heard it, I had an ear worm of the song “We are Family” by Sister Sledge. It’s still in there!

I love this message because it’s inclusive. And my diabetes family includes a lot more people than just me. See more about my diabetes family below.


Our Diabetes Family Album

So instead of my usual fourteen days of diabetes trivia to raise awareness of diabetes I wanted to do something a little different - a family album. And I would love if you joined me in creating your own Diabetes Family Album. You don’t need to be just a person with diabetes to create one:

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  • Do you know someone who has diabetes?

  • Do you work in diabetes care?

  • Are you a person with diabetes?


Would you like to Join me?

  • Wearing blue (optional)

  • Take a selfie

  • Frame it with this “World Diabetes Day - We are Family

  • Add the Hashtags #WDD #WorldDiabetesDay #WDD2018 #WDDFamily

  • And Post it to your social media

Here’s a bit more about my family:

My Diabetes Community Family

For a number of years people with diabetes have been finding each other on and off line to form communities - we are family! #DOC

My Real Life Family

We also have begun to realize that our real blood families are affected by our diabetes and play a huge role in supporting us to live well with diabetes. I know I get huge support from my family when it comes to managing my diabetes  - we are family.

My Healthcare Team Family

We have healthcare teams that we get to know as friends because we are their patients for most of their careers and our team for decades. Managing diabetes requires daily treatment, regular monitoring, a healthy lifestyle and ongoing education from my team and other sources - we are family

This World Diabetes Day - We Are ALL Family

Create your own Diabetes Family Album or be part of mine:

  • Wearing blue (optional)

  • Take a selfie

  • Frame it with this “World Diabetes Day - We are Family”

  • Add the Hashtags #WDD #WorldDiabetesDay #WDD2018 #WDDFamily

  • And Post it to your social media

 Image by Grainne Flynn Copyright of BloodSugarTrampoline.com

Image by Grainne Flynn Copyright of BloodSugarTrampoline.com