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.[^2]

[^1]:NOTE: This was cross posted from my other blog.
[^2]:Disclaimer: This is my blog. These words are mine. Not my employers.

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.

Today is November 11, 2011. Written out at 1111112 without the "/", the ones 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 website, 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)