Sunday, May 20, 2012

Can I let you in on a little something?

Today let’s borrow a topic from a #dsma chat held last September. The tweet asked “What is one thing you would tell someone that doesn’t have diabetes about living with diabetes?”. Let’s do a little advocating and post what we wish people knew about diabetes. Have more than one thing you wish people knew? Go ahead and tell us everything.

There are several things I would like to tell people that don't live with Diabetes.
They all have questions, and for the most part they are all the same.

"Can you eat that?"
"How did you get Diabetes?"
"Is it the bad kind?"
"Well what if you exercised more? Would it go away?"
"I bet you ate a lot of candy as a kid didn't you?"

Or they all "know someone" who had "it" and terrible things happened to them. 

"My best friends uncle's second wifes mother's aunt's cousin had that, and their leg fell off after they went blind"

I've been thinking about going to Staples and having some business cards made up.  Instead of trying to answer their questions, I'll just hand them a card.


  1. Those cards seem like a great idea. I think I have a coupon for free business cards from vista print, I should use it to print up "advocacy cards" :)

  2. I think I'm going to use that as my next comeback: "no, your legs only fall off AFTER you go blind. they just fall off. and since you can't see, you can't find them to have them put back on." A ridiculous statement deserves a ridiculous response.