Friday, November 7, 2014

Diabetes Friday - National Diabetes Month

November 1st begins a month long awareness campaign about diabetes. This awareness campaign occurs every year. People wear more blue and talk about diabetes: the ways to prevent it, treatments, the pain, and the shame of having it. I'm very proud of the diabetes online community (#doc on social media) and how we portray ourselves; we are just as wild and varied as the disease makes us.

Which brings me to the topic: the month itself. I find it ironic that the month where diabetes takes a spotlight is the same month that has America's biggest food-related celebration. As if we didn't have enough to take in every day...

What am I doing special for Diabetes Awareness Month? This blog post. I don't think that I need to do anything special in November other than what I normally do every day, try to manage the problems my body causes me, talk about it, and educate people on what the problems are.

I know this is going to be upsetting to some in the #doc, but I don't have enough energy to cover the things that I do right now. Don't like it? Let's talk about it.

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