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Sixty Three + Blue Friday + Veterans

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Today is November 11, 2011. Written out at 1111112 without the “/”, the one’s look like a binary number – decimal 63. I don’t know of anything diabetes related to 63 but today is also [Blue Friday]( and an opportunity to promote diabetes awareness.

UPDATE: Ken Kotch’s, writer for the Broken Pancreas web site, just let me know that his BG was 63 this morning.

>Blue Fridays is an initiative to bring attention to World Diabetes Day, and to advocate and bring awareness for diabetes and the people living with it.

I’m wearing a blue polo with blue jeans today along with my “Act on Diabetes Now” blue armband. My employer is encouraging employees to do the same. Today also as good a time as any to take the [Big Blue Test](

> Friday is also Veteran’s Day, of course, and thus imbued with solemn significance. The First World War ground to a halt at 11 a.m. local time on the 11th of November 1918. This, then, will be the first time the world has ever gathered to remember the fallen at a time when every last number on the clock — including the two-digit year — is 11. (via [Mashable](