Today is International Diabetes Day. My ask for today is that people learn that diabetes is emotion.
The emotions of the people that have failed pancreases. The emotions of people that eat right, exercise, and do healthy things, but can't lose weight. The emotions of a mother or father that have to give injections to help their child survive. The emotions of the doctor that sees more people getting sick and tired of fighting.
My wish is for people that do not have daily contact with diabetes to learn to not pity, condecend, or ridicule us. Learn with us, help us out. Be our friends.