October 04, 2022
It is an interactive way to spread awareness during National Diabetes Awareness Month (NDAM) and to raise money for JDRF, the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research!
JDRF and ExpressionMed are inviting the diabetes community to outfit their CGMs with these awesome JDRF-themed tapes and are inviting those who don’t live with diabetes to wear a supporter tape to educate others about type 1 diabetes and to support this resilient community!
We know social media planning can be time consuming, so we built this challenge to do the planning for you!
Instructions can be found in this blog or in our challenge Discord (a place where you can chat with other participants, share ideas, and hype up each other's posts!)
Day 0: It’s the eve of National Diabetes Awareness Month, so grab your JDRF tape, wear it with us, and encourage your friends to join in on all the fun challenges coming this November!
Day 1: It’s officially National Diabetes Awareness Month, so grab your JDRF supporter tape, wear it with us, and encourage your friends to join in on all the fun challenges coming this November!
Day 2: People might know your name, age, and where you’re from, but do they know about your type 1 diabetes? It’s time for a little get to know me and get to know my diabetes!
Day 3: Engage your followers AND spread awareness with challenge day 3! We see a lot of posts about how people don't know the difference between type 1 and type 2 diabetes, but how prevalent is this misunderstanding? What does your audience know and what can you teach them?
Day 4: Many people don’t realize all the steps you have to take every day as a T1D, like all the calculating, counting, guessing, and managing of EVERYTHING. Let’s show them what it’s really like to live with T1D!
Day 5: Who do you want research to move forward for? Is it for you? Your kids? A friend? A family member? Tell your story!
Day 6: With all the misinformation out there, it can get frustrating when people perpetuate stereotypes and don’t really understand the basic components of the disease you have to deal with everyday. What is one thing you want people without diabetes to know or a small fact that may not have been mentioned yet? Let’s educate!
Day 7: Most people have no idea of the time, money, and energy that goes into having and dealing with T1D. And most importantly, most people don’t have to pay for their insulin. It’s time to shed some light on this not-so-fun side of the disease. Count up and share your totals!
Day 8: Where do you go to find information that is helpful to you? One of JDRF’s initiatives is to let people know where to go to find support. Let’s spread some helpful resources that we turn to for support!
Day 9: If you don’t have T1D, a juice box, low snack, and glucagon are unusual things to take with you. But, for those of us with T1D, these are MUST-HAVES! What are the most important things you take with you? Open that bag, purse, pocket, and show us!
Day 10: It’s challenge day 10 and it’s time to share with everyone how you participated in all the NDAM challenges! Gather up some clips you filmed for past challenges and show us a highlight reel!
Yes! If you read through the challenge details, you’ll see that we’ve provided instructions that work for everyone. Whether you’ve lived with T1D for 80 years or you are just learning about it today, your voice can help us move #forwardas1 towards more awareness, treatments, and, eventually, cures.
Nope! If you’ve purchased a tape, you’ve already donated to JDRF's mission of moving #forwardas1 towards cures, prevention, and treatment for type 1 diabetes and its complications. We can’t thank you enough!
If only a few challenges are exciting to you, feel free to select your favorites to join.
If you want to participate at the highest level, we challenge you to join all #10DaysforT1D.
We will are so excited to see your videos, and we will be commenting, sharing, and reposting throughout the month!
"The type 1 diabetes community understands the toll this disease takes on daily life. This campaign will inspire our community and others to share their story, educate those around them, and explain the power that research has when it comes to improving lives and eliminating T1D for good. #Forwardas1 celebrates the progress we’ve made, and the progress that’s to come. Looking ahead and looking forward keeps us laser-focused on our goal–to see a world without type 1 diabetes. It also keeps us in the moment and allows us to pause and think about WHAT and WHO this progress is FOR: It’s for more cutting-edge advancements for Camila and for Sam. It’s for our advocacy efforts that drive insulin affordability and choice. It’s for the people in our lives who support and care for us, and it’s for the awareness of a disease that we want others to truly see and understand. For those living with type 1 diabetes and those who love someone with type 1 diabetes, looking Forward is what fuels our vision and mission to cure, prevent and treat type 1 diabetes and its complications – a mission that’s worth fighting for. Learn more at JDRF.org/NDAM.
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