Justin's Story

Monday, May 12, 2014

Change the World-Diabetes Blog Week Day 1

I participated in the last year, and am super excited to do it again this year! 

Today's topic is-

Let’s kick off Diabetes Blog Week by talking about the diabetes causes and issues that really get us fired up. Are you passionate about 504 plans and school safety? Do diabetes misconceptions irk you? Do you fight for CGM coverage for Medicare patients, SDP funding, or test strip accuracy? Do you work hard at creating diabetes connections and bringing support? Whether or not you “formally” advocate for any cause, share the issues that are important to you. (Thanks go out to Kim of Texting my Pancreas for inspiring this topic.)

I would have to say that Diabetes Awareness is my thing....it really annoys me when people use diabetes as a joke.  Or just don't know anything about it, but try to tell you what to do anyway.  

I try hard to brush things off and most of the time I can, but It still bugs me and I think to myself how stupid can people be?!  I realize that before diabetes was part of our daily life I didn't know that much either.  But I wouldn't joke about it or tell someone with Type 1 what they should be doing.  I try hard to be understanding but I feel its the same as other diseases, if you don't know about it, you shouldn't say anything.  

I watched on youtube a recent SNL skit, that made fun at diabetes and needing an insulin pump.  I found it highly offensive.  There's nothing funny about my kid needing to poke his finger many times in a day and getting 3+ shots everyday. 

1 comment:

  1. I can't believe SNL did a skit about it. That makes me not want to watch anymore.


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