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Monday, January 10, 2011

I am so very proud to announce that Sweetpea was chosen as the 2011 Ohio Ambassador for The Diabetes Dude!

We are both so very excited to be working with The Diabetes Dude this year!  It is our goal to continue to advocate and educate the world about Type 1 Diabetes. 

You check out her ambassador page HERE.

She's even getting her own business cards!  When I told her this, she said, "Ones to play with?"  "No" I said.  "Real ones to give to people in case they want someone to talk to about diabetes."  "Well..... in that case, I'm going to need a REAL wallet to put them in!"

She is taking her duties extremely seriously!

Sweetpea is not the only CWD you might know that is an ambassador!  Other members of the Ambassador Flock include:
Super Nate from Houston We Have a Problem
Kacey from Diabetes Sweeties
Cara from The We Cara Lot Blog
Justice from Justice's Misbehaving Pancreas
Sugar from Candy Hearts

And so many more... all listed under the "Friends of DD" tab on The DIabetes Dude site.

In case you don't know him...

Noah Brokmeier is The Diabetes Dude!  Noah was diagnosed in 2007 at the age of 6.  He created the blue flamingo as a symbol for diabetes awareness. 

"The "Flamingo Flock" is a campaign to raise awareness for diabetes.  This campaign originally started to help raise funds on Noah's behalf for the American Diabetes Association, but we have become so overwhelmed with the responses that we have received that Noah has decided to turn it into a full fledged campaign to raise awareness and would love to see this go national!  Noah uses blue flamingos instead of traditional pink flamingos to not only get people talking about these crazy colored birds but also because this is the color used for diabetes awareness."

As you may remember, we were flocked back in the fall by Super Nate from Houston We Have A Problem!  Our flamingo, Dodge, has been hanging out with us ever since.  
He went to our walk with us.

(Why, Yes!  That is Ally from Life is Like a Box of Choclates!  And yes, it was pretty sunny that day!)

He even became part of our Christmas decorations!

We have plans for Dodge...  He's not staying with us forever!  He will be moving on to visit another child with diabetes very soon!

Sweetpea was so distraught at the thought of sending Dodge on that she will be getting another flamingo soon to KEEP!  When she realize the whole idea was to pass it on and "pay if forward" she was upset.  "I just haven't had enough time with him yet" she sobbed.  So... because Noah and his family are so amazing, they agreed to send us another!

If YOU would like to get flocked and get a flamingo of your own to love and send on... you can contact Noah:
By e-mail:
By phone:  774-406-8598

If you think The DIabetes Dude is pretty awesome, you can SHOW him your love by voting for him!  Noah was honored as one of D Life's 10 People Who Are Making a Difference in Diabetes.  They have featured "10 brave, innovative, gutsy individuals who have worked hard to improve the lives of people with diabetes".  To vote for Noah to receive the top award, Click HERE!

We plan to work closely with Noah this year to raise awareness for diabetes.  We are committed to advocate and educate... until the whole world hears!



  1. We are SO proud of you and AVE! She will be a great ambassador!!!

  2. Awesome!! Shes so cute. I need to see her with her wallet and cards in hand!

    Thanks for the shout out! Proud to be on that list with all those amazing kids!

  3. OK...She is too cute with Dodge! 'I need more time with him' - ugh...can she be any sweeter Hallie?

    Anyway, congrats on promoting awareness. I am intrigued with the campaign. After reading We Caralot the other day and this...I think I need to work on getting Joe and I involved for VT.

  4. Thanks for the email for Diabetes Dude, Hallie! We are on our way to getting our own blue flamingo to love on, educate with and then send it off. I am also looking into Ellie being an ambassador for Iowa. Great job getting the word out.

    And, Sweatpea is just the most darlingness ever!!!!!

  5. Congrats!!! This is awesome!!! I can't wait to hear more about your adventures and I am so happy we have you on our side getting the word out and making a difference :)

    Way to go!

  6. OMG - how sweet is she? That daughter of yours is ADORABLE!!!

    Congrats on being an ambassador - these kids are so awesome!

  7. Terrific work! This is the type of information that should be shared around the web. Shame on the search engines for not positioning this post higher!


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