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Diabetes Art Day Special Edition: STRIP SAFELY is AUGUST 26, 2013


Diabetes Art Day is collaborating with the Strip Safely initiative to raise awareness about the important issue of test strip accuracy. Blood glucose test strips are at the center of diabetes life, and BG results inform all of our diabetes care decisions. The Strip Safely initiative calls on everyone affected by diabetes to send letters supporting policy change to their government representatives. Printed letters do not capture and convey emotion the way visual art can though, so everyone affected by diabetes is invited to join this special edition of Diabetes Art Day.

ALL art should feature test strips, and can also include test strip bottles, boxes or package inserts. When making your art, consider:

Your experience with test strips
How you rely on the information you get from checking your BG
What it is like to wonder if the results are accurate
How you rely on them to make decisions that affect your health
The emotions you experience related to BG management

You are encouraged to make a new piece of art, but the Strip Safely team and I want to maximize participation, so if you do not have time to make a new piece of art, please recycle any test strip art you have made in the past. The power of this collaborative advocacy initiative will be in the level of participation, so please spread the word to your online and offline diabetes network.

Please feel free to use these images to promote Diabetes Art Day Special Edition: STRIP SAFELY.



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5 Responses

  1. Peter Gubbe says:

    You should allow guests to ‘tweet’ these wonderful post to our twitter feeds. I have MD’s, Nurses and the potential to reach up to 150,000 readers…..

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