This weekend, Charlotte families will do our part to raise money to fight type 1 diabetes.  The JDRF Gala is always fun – this year we're thanking Lance, Inc with the Living & Giving award.


(Slade and I help light the room "blue" for World Diabetes Day at last year's Gala.)

This year, World Diabetes Day is November 14th and I wanted to pass along the wonderful video below.  Please watch it.  Every viewing means life-saving help for children in the world's poorest countries (all the details are below).  It's a fun clip and short, just 1:49. You've read this far, so go ahead and click!


Every time someone views the video, Roche Diabetes Care will make a donation up to $75,000 to the Diabetes Hands Foundation. DHF will use the money to help the Life for a Child program, run by the International Diabetes Federation, and Insulin For Life. These two global, humanitarian organizations provide diabetes medication and supplies to children in the world's poorest countries.

Managing Benny's diabetes is hard enough with the best technology and our very good health insurance. I can't imagine dealing with type 1 diabetes in a third world setting.

By the way, the people in the video are not actors.  If you follow me on Twitter, you probably already know some of them!  More information at, the online community of DHF.