Well hello everyone; long time, no see! Sorry to disappear off the face of the planet for about a month, but that's just how life is sometimes. I'm back and super excited to be participating in the fifth annual DBlog Week! I participated in 2012 and last year I just wasn't feeling blog posting vibes when it came to the prompts, but I love this year's prompts and I'm really excited to be writing in response to all of them. If you want to get involved, it's not too late! You can go to the DBlog Week 2014 page and sign up there; links to all of the prompts are also listed on that page. Now, let's get into the prompt and what I have to say.
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.Ooh, I like this one already. I feel like the words 'fired up' would probably be included in a description of me. Things I get fired up about are people judging and trying to tell me how I should manage my diabetes, people stereotyping diabetes, stupididiots being stupid, and people refusing to stop believing in misconceptions about diabetes. So basically, a lot of things fire me up. Let's go in chronological order so I can bring some sense into the nonsense that I'll be talking about. (Do you see what I did there? I'm slightly punny.)
To give anyone who ever speaks to me fair warning, I will yell and scream and be angry at you if you ever try to tell me I'm a bad diabetic. Have you seen this handy dandy chart yet? Have you read any of my blog posts yet? If you have, you would already know that. I could go on for years and years about how people like this should never be able to speak and should keep their awful opinions to themselves. That's all I can really say without standing on my soapbox for the next four days. (If you want to be a brave young soul and read through my feelings towards idiots with dumb opinions, you can read through here and here...) And if you really want to tell me how to manage my diabetes, come back when you have an M.D. with a specialty in endocrinology and maybe we can talk.
|I made another chart. It's more straight to the point.|
So to answer the prompt, my passion would be educating the general public about what diabetes is and isn't. If you're nice about it, I'll be nice about it. If you're a total annoying human being about it, I'll give that right back to you. And that is all for today.
Moral of the Story: I will burn you with my diabetes advocacy. (Do you see what I did there? I'm fired up? Burning? *awkward laughter*)
You can see everyone else's posts on today's topic here!