Tuesday, May 14, 2013

DiabetesBlogWeek Day 2: We The Undersigned, Promise To Bust Diabetes Myths....

Day 2 of Diabetes BLog Week is a call to action in the form of petition - A la, WE THE UNDERSIGNED. In Karen's (the creator of Diabetes Blog Week's) own words: 
"Recently various petitions have been circulating the Diabetes Online Community, so today let’s pretend to write our own. Tell us who you would write the petition to – a person, an organization, even an object (animate or inanimate) - get creative!! What are you trying to change and what have you experienced that makes you want this change? (Thanks to Briley of inDpendence for this topic suggestion.)"

To read other posts on this subject, click HERE and be prepared for some kickass posts!

And be sure to follow along on the twitter, by following the hashtag: #Dblogweek.
We the Undersigned, all people living with type 1, type 1.5, and type 2 diabetes, and our family and loved ones, (and who we lovingly refer to as type 3s, ) pledge (as in promise, cross our hearts and hope to never have to eat liver in any way, shape and form,) to continually bust diabetes myths while perpetuating diabetes realities. 

And for the record, Diabetes Police - YES, we can and will eat THAT,(especially if THAT is in cupcake form) and bolus accordingly. 

We the Undersigned, promise to call out the media when they perpetuate diabetes myths on the stage, screen, print and all forms of digital and real life diabetes douchebaggery.
And by media I/WE are referring to reporters; news producers, station managers, bloggers and the likes there. And we will not hesitate to call them out when we see shlock diabetes reporting on the news, be it local or national. 

We, the fantastical undersigned, promise to flip our Diabetes BitchSwitches whenever and where ever we see  Diabetes Media Muck-ups. And we promise to write emails, pick up the phone and make all sorts of noise when it comes to perpetuating diabetes realities and educating the public on life with diabetes  - in all its forms and dimensions. 

We promise to educate the public whenever we get the chance, be it in the pharmacy line or shooting the breeze at the Dentist’s office. 

And we promise not to quit busting a diabetes move, or diabetes myths - Because we can, we must and we will continue to do so.  


Mike Hoskins said...

Thanks for the great post, as always, K2! I know I can always count on you to be with me in calling out the media when needed. And hey, did someone say ICE CREAM? Oh, that reminds me: HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

Cara said...

I'll gladly sign that!

Misty said...

:) Love it! Count me in!

Matthew Deets said...

Great post! Count me in!! :-)

Scott E said...

Kelly, this is exactly the kind of fire I'd expect out of you, and exactly why you are so valuable to the diabetes community. Not only the online community, but anyone who feels the secondary effects of your activism. Wonderful. Just wonderful...

Kelley said...

I'll sign it too!