Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Dear People Living A Non -Diabetes Life:

Dear People Living A Non -Diabetes Life:

I'm writing to let you know that November is Diabetes Awareness Month; November 1st is T1Day & November 14th is World Diabetes Day.

In my life, and in the lives of millions of others, Diabetes and "Diabetes Awareness" is 365 days a year, with no time off for vacations or good behavior.

PLEASE (from the bottom of my broken pancreas,) take some time in the next 30 days to learn about diabetes realities.

Realities like insulin injections; blood letting, carb counting, Blue Circles, Blue Buildings and Blue Fridays.

And please remember to take into consideration that PWDs (people with diabetes) continually have to think, calculate and prepare regarding their diabetes in order to live productive lives.

Realities that can include kidney complications, blindness, digestive, nerve and heart issues.

Thanks to the diabetes reality of medical technology and scientific advances, the Diabetes world also has an amazingly large and continually growing number of Diabetes success stories of people living great lives; having families, wonderful jobs and living well into retirement age with broken pancreases and or faulty metabolisms, a.k.a, Diabetes.

With the advent of such wonderful advances, we still live in a world where diabetes has NO CURE.

A world where people are dying because they lack even the most basic of diabetes necessities,insulin.

I implore you to arm yourself with knowledge and educate yourself about the different types of diabetes that exist - And don't be so quick to judge others because they live a diabetes life.

And if you have any diabetes related questions, don't assume you know the answers, because in all honesty, I'm 97% sure you don't.

Please realize that I’m in no way blaming you for your lack of diabetes knowledge, because I’m not. I blame the media and all their Diabetes Media Muck-Ups for giving you the wrong information about my disease.

Seriously, if you have any diabetes questions, ASK a person with diabetes and you’ll get the real diabetes facts.

Very much looking forward to talking with you soon!

Your friend,

Kelly Kunik

Type 1 PWD (Person with Diabetes)

Living 34 years with a broken pancreas ~


Nicole said...

Great letter!

Cara said...

Wonderful post! I am going to spend part of my November posts busting diabetes myths on my blog. :) First up: PWD can't have sugar. LOL :P

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Michelle said...

Amen to that!!! Great letter to kick off NDAM!!!!

Colleen said...

Oh, what a great post!
You are always so honest in such a polite way...

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