Friday, November 14, 2008

World Diabetes Day.

Today is World Diabetes Day, but unfortunately for those of us living with this disease every day is WDD. Each day we test our blood sugar multiple times, dose insulin, take pills, try to maintain a healthy diet, exercise, and worry about complications, all while attempting to a live a normal life. We can’t just pick a day out of the year to be aware of our Diabetes because it’s always there. I’m glad that the disease is getting world wide recognition, but I wish it didn’t even exist in the first place. I just can’t be the picture of positivity when there are millions of children and adults living with this disease, many of whom do not have access to quality medical treatment. It just doesn't feel right to wish you a Happy World Diabetes Day, because why should we be happy that there is no cure, that each day more children and adults are being diagnosed, that some will die before they even get treatment? We shouldn't. We should let today serve as a reminder to continue working towards better treatment and ultimately a cure. 


Sunday, November 9, 2008

D-Blog Day!

So it's been a year since I wrote my first D-Blog Day post. Some things have changed, but my gratitude has not and once again I feel that thank you is appropriate. So thank you for the inspiring posts, uplifting comments, funny vlogs, and most of all the sense of not being alone with this disease. It's hard to express how much this community has impacted my life, but I'm incredibly proud to be a part of such a wonderful group of people. Here's to you D-Bloggers!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

One Man. One Nation.

President Elect Barack Obama is just one man. Together, no matter our political beliefs, we need to be one nation. Even though we may disagree about his views, policies, and message as a country we have to come together as a country. I believe that there is always common ground, no matter how small it is. It is not our responsibility to change each other's opinions, but it is our right to express ours in a respectful way. I have seen so many things today that have (in my opinion) crossed that fine line. If anything comes from this election it is the fact that there are people who are passionate about their politics. I just hope that this commitment to involvement continues so that our government properly represents ALL of it's people. I hope that we can all put away the ugly and bring out the unity that this country was founded on.

And now back to your regularly scheduled Diabetic Programing.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Yes, we did.

VOTE...because I can't.

Unfortunately I'm too young to vote, but that doesn't mean that this election doesn't mean something to me. I've gotten into far too many debates with friends and family not to be aware that is BIG! As Americans I don't think that we always appreciate our right to vote, so go out and make sure your opinion counts. If this election has done anything it has brought more voters out than ever before and that's a great thing no matter the outcome. I'll leave you with this: