Just when I needed some support and inspiration, along comes an opportunity to not only deal with my current D struggles but to make a donation to a wonderful D charity! I was pleased to be included in a conference call this morning that highlighted a new program sponsored by Amylin Pharmaceuticals, LLC. The website is called This Week I will and is a sponsored page on the Diabetic Connect website. The website focuses on helping people with type 2 diabetes make small, doable changes to their lives each week; changes that will help improve their D control. I have always been about making small changes over time and this website just reinforces that idea. Sweet!
It’s simple and swift. You enter your first name, last initial and email address. You select a behavior that you will pledge to do for the week and then select one of 4 diabetes charities. Amylin Pharmaceuticals, LLC will donate $5 to your selected charity up to $25,000 per charity. The charities are: Behavioral Diabetes Institute, Diabetes Hands Foundation, Diabetes Sisters and American Diabetes Association (selected local chapters). That’s a whopping $100,000 total that will be donated to programs that help those with diabetes, any type! Sweeter!
I encourage you to participate, not only for yourselves but to do something for the greater good. I pledged this morning to “portion snack foods into serving sizes” since I’m currently struggling with snacking too much (see previous post for the gory details). I plan to do a new pledge each week until every charity receives their $25,000. Won’t you do it too? It’s a win/win situation.