It is now November, which means it is officially American Diabetes Month®!
Diabetes doesn’t stop. It is 24/7, 365 days a year. To showcase the extraordinary effort it takes to live a day with the disease, the American Diabetes Association will continue to ask people to submit a personal image to the Association’s Facebook mosaic representing what A Day in the Life of Diabetes means to them. The image can be a picture of themselves or someone they care about, or otherwise represent how the disease impacts their lives. The image will then make up a larger mosaic image that will embody the message of A Day in the Life of Diabetes.
The Association has been working closely with NASCAR driver, Ryan Reed, to showcase the mosaic in the NASCAR Nationwide series. Ryan’s race car, the #16 American Diabetes Association Drive to Stop DiabetesSM presented by Lilly Diabetes Ford Mustang, was unveiled as the new target image of the mosaic. The car has been wrapped with photos from the mosaic and will also be featured at Ryan’s Nov. 9 race in Phoenix during American Diabetes Month.
In addition to Ryan’s car, we will be changing the target image two more times during the month! The images will be of Lil Jon, DJ/producer/rapper, and Nick Jonas, musician/producer/actor. Each has a personal connection to diabetes and is passionate about our movement to Stop Diabetes®. Lil Jon’s mom passed away from complications of type 2 diabetes and Nick Jonas was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 2005, at the age of 13.
What does A Day in the Life of Diabetes mean to you? Be sure to submit your photo and share your story.