Calling all Adults with type 2 diabetes: Make a pledge, improve lives and help the DOC.

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this week i will 300x136 Calling all Adults with type 2 diabetes: Make a pledge, improve lives and help the DOC.

Image courtesy of DiabeticConnect.com

There is a great new  Campaign that Invites Adults with Type 2 Diabetes to Pledge to Take One Small Step to Improve Their Diabetes Management and In turn Amylin will Donate $5 to a Diabetes Nonprofit for Each Pledge, Up to $100,000

 

Thanks to Amylin Pharmaceuticals, The This Week I Will, online pledge campaign that encourages adults with type 2 diabetes to make a difference in their own lives and in the diabetes community one small step at a time is now available.

This Week I Will invites adults with type 2 diabetes to make a week-long pledge to commit to a specific behavior change that can improve their diabetes management. For each pledge, Amylin will make a $5 donation to one of four nonprofit partners, up to $25,000 each (a total donation of up to $100,000).

“For adults with type 2 diabetes, even an ordinary week demands extraordinary effort. The good news is that even small changes – like those encouraged in This Week I Will – can add up to better diabetes management,” said David Maggs, M.D., vice president, medical research and development, Amylin Pharmaceuticals. “This Week I Will is one of the many resources Amylin has created to support and encourage adults with type 2 diabetes.”

This Week I Will is hosted on Diabetic Connect, a social network for people with diabetes, and participants can also share their pledges on Facebook and Twitter (#thisweekiwill) to garner added support and encouragement from their personal networks.

Amylin has partnered with the following organizations that are committed to supporting the emotional, social and educational needs of people with type 2 diabetes:

  • American Diabetes Association (selected local chapters)
    The mission of the American Diabetes Association is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. Participating chapters are located in Birmingham, Ala.; Chicago; Knoxville, Tenn.; Los Angeles; Louisiana; New Jersey; San Antonio; and San Diego. 
  • Behavioral Diabetes Institute
    Behavioral Diabetes Institute is the world’s first organization dedicated to addressing the unmet emotional and psychological needs of people with diabetes. 
  • Diabetes Hands Foundation
    The mission of the Diabetes Hands Foundation is to connect, engage and empower people touched by diabetes. 
  • Diabetes Sisters
    The mission of Diabetes Sisters is to improve the health and quality of life of women with and at risk of diabetes, and to advocate on their behalf. 
This is a great cause which I would urge any adult type 2 diabetics to get involved in so please pass the word along.

 

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