Tag: exercise

Warming Up

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During my second summer in Chicago, I spent the first few creative moments in my new studio drawing fingers. I drew them in continuous lines, as severed tips, with my eyes closed, with my head laying on the table, from right to left and left to right, slowly, quickly, and with a variety of pens.

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These playful drawings set the tone for the rest of the work I created this summer. More to come soon!

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World Diabetes Day!

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Hey everyone! So if you’re new to the site, November 14th is World Diabetes Day and that’s important to me because I’ve had Type I Diabetes for almost 20 years. One of the main reasons why diabetes awareness is so important is because so many people go undiagnosed due to their lack of knowledge about diabetes and it’s symptoms. It’s also really important because there are lots of diagnosed diabetics who don’t have access to the care they need to stay alive. Type I diabetics can’t survive without insulin. That doesn’t make insulin a cure.

The American Recall Center teamed up with several diabetes bloggers to create this awesome graphic:

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If I could only tell you one thing that I wanted you to know about diabetes, it would be that even though I look like a healthy 23-year-old, I’m constantly battling a chronic disease that affects my whole body.

You can help raise awareness today by doing a few simple things:

  1. Wear blue–the color for diabetes awareness–and share your blue on your social media accounts. Get the word out that you’re wearing blue in an effort to raise diabetes awareness. Share some information about diabetes if you can.
  2. Take the Big Blue Test. You can do this if you have access to a blood glucose meter even if you’re not diabetic. The point is to show the positive impact of exercise on blood sugar levels. For every 10 submissions, The Diabetes Hands Foundation will grant $5 in support of people with diabetes in need around the world.
  3. Educate yourself–even if it’s just finding out what the symptoms or complications of diabetes are.

Now get out there and spread the word! :]

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