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#14KPWD – People With Diabetes Get Active Online

Tomorrow at 4:00pm ET, 14,000 people worldwide will test their blood sugar simultaneously and share their results online.

The organizer is TuDiabetes.com.com, the niche social networking site for people affected by diabetes.

TuDiabetes website

“People with diabetes have to test their blood sugar as part of their daily routine: it’s like drinking water or brushing your teeth,” said Manny Hernandez, co-founder of TuDiabetes.com and a person with diabetes himself. “When Kelly [Rawlings] mentioned having a collective test-in, I thought it would be a great way for thousands of us to connect and raise awareness about diabetes.”

TuDiabetes.com is built on the white-label social networking platform Ning, and Manny wrote the book on it.

That’s not just an expression. He really wrote the book on Ning.

Participating in this initiative to raise diabetes awareness is easy:

1. If you are a member of TuDiabetes or EsTuDiabetes (the sister site for Spanish speakers), click on the home page banner and share your reading.

2. If you have a Twitter account, post your reading on Twitter (use the #14KPWD hashtag) and link back to: http://14kPWD.org .

3. If you prefer, update your status on Facebook or your preferred social network, linking back to: http://14kPWD.org .

4. If you don’t have diabetes, just tell someone who does to test and share on July 14.

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