As part of company wide events scheduled for World Diabetes Day, my coworkers and friends wore blue and take a group photo. We were encouraged to wear light blue clothing to work to help mark the official “Go Blue” day and take a team photo. Each team that submits a photo will have a chance to win a health-themed group lunch. The winning photo will be published on the company intranet.[^1]

Some of my colleagues work remotely and are only in the office a few times a week so I felt honored that my friend [Chris](http://twitter.com/imanenigma) took the effort to drive the almost two hours from his home, just for the group photo. As you can see, I used the opportunity to raise awareness of the [Big Blue Test](http://www.bigbluetest.org/).

My friend [Pamela Howell](http://plus.google.com/115762592480438625977/about) sent me an email reminding me that New Order has a song called, Blue Monday which reminded me of course of the Erasure song, Blue Savannah. Thanks Pam, but now I feel old.

At 1PM today, my employer hosted a World Diabetes Day "Lunch & Learn" which was broadcast live on our internal streaming video system. Speakers included [John Tsai](http://www.linkedin.com/pub/john-tsai-md/4/98b/ab3), Vice President and Head of U.S. Pharmaceuticals Medical and [Patricia Doykos](http://www.linkedin.com/pub/patricia-mae-doykos/10/752/508), Direct of the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation.

[^1]:Disclaimer: This is my blog. These words are mine. Not my employers.

Blogging about diabetes is hard. What do I write about a disease that has become a "normal" part of my life? Poking, [testing](http://www.bigbluetest.org/), carb counting – all are part of daily routine. Yes, routine. And routine is boring. Boring!

Or is it? I had something exciting happen to me this afternoon. Diabetes related. I lanced a hole in my finger (routine), and then squeezed. Normally I get a small drop of blood (routine) but instead I got a squirt of blood – NOT routine. Blood all over my hand. Fortunately none of it got to shirt. Cleaning up was easy.

That's it. Enough excitement for one day.