The DL
Sometimes you may ask yourself, BUT WHAT CAN I DO TO HELP DIABETES? I am not a scientist or wizard, so what can I do to help?

You can do a lot, and every little bit helps.

Sometimes I can feel sorry for myself, but it's time to empower yourself and others! READ BELOW for instructions....

Another reason I wanted to create this blog for was non-diabetics as well. There was a point in time when I wasn't a diabetic, and I did not know much about diabetes at all. I know the more we educate and raise awareness, the closer and closer we are to better treatments or perhaps one day a cure.


Today I have decided for the diabetic and non-diabetics alike, to explain what I believe to be the most annoying thing that people do to us type 1 folks and how you_YES YOU_ can help!...

EDUCATE YOURSELF FIRST AND FORMOST. The worse thing (to me) that you can do is, be uneducated and generalize diabetics. Type 1 and type 2 are different. As I wrote earlier, for the first 15 years of my life, I was not a diabetic, and I am ashamed to say I was also was guilty of being uneducated.

Even if you don't know anyone that is diabetic and you happen to just stumble upon this blog, you could potential save someones life! Who knows?!? You could see someone passed out on the floor and see that they had a diabetic alert bracelet and you would know to give them some liquid sugar! Overall KNOWLEDGE IS POWER. Please learn from my mistakes.

Once I was diagnosed for the first seven years, I was very private about my diabetes. I would never tell anyone (that didn't need to know for an emergency) and I believe it ultimately hurt me. I could have been advocating for the past seven years. Instead, I hid in shame, but not anymore. If I had known this diabetic online community existed earlier, I could have saved myself from a lot of crying fits. Moving on to now, there is no time like the present! I am taking baby steps myself and I hope you join me.

My first baby step is to try to correct people whenever I can. Most importantly, published works. There are multiple examples I could list, including Readers Digest and my favorite fashion blog was even guilty, "The Luxury Spot" and yes that is my comment on that blog post. :)

I encourage everyone to get in contact with the editor or author and make sure they right their wrong. The more false information out there, the more myths, less health care coverage (due to people thinking it's reversible-thanks readers digest) and ultimately farther away from a cure all due to being uneducated or educated incorrectly.

What are ways that you advocate? How can we all work together to raise awareness? Sometimes I know I find it hard, because I am not an adorable 8 year old (anymore ;-) lol) Has anyone been a part of "Promise to Remember Me?"
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