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Why Google Won’t Doodle Diabetes

People touched by diabetes everywhere want Google’s help!  We’re working fastidiously to gather signatures for a grassroots campaign to get the web search magnate to display a special decorative “doodle” on its home page to mark World Diabetes Day, coming up Nov. 14.  But despite nearly 10,000 signatures gathered already — and the fact that diabetes plagues 250 million people worldwide — it’s not looking good.  And I’ll tell you why.

First, let me point out that this effort was launched by the TuDiabetes and DiabetesDaily communities, and is supported by the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) and the Diabetes Research Institute along with virtually all the active online diabetes resources including My Diabetes Central, dLife, Diabetes Talkfest, and of course, all us bloggers.  Here’s the latest word from organizers Manny and David, whose goal is to gather more than 20,000 signatures by Nov. 1:

Thursday, November 6th, 2008 | Permalink | Comments (2)