Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Dear Santa

Dear Santa:

“I want an Official Red Ryder Carbine-Action Two-Hundred-Shot Range Model Air Rifle!”

NO, not really! But seriously Santa, there’s a few things that I’m really hoping you can help me with – some diabetes, some, not so much.

Oh, and as far as being "good," that would certainly depend on your definition of the word, but for the most part, I totally have been!

Same applies for your definitions of naughty and nice, but I digress.

Back to my list -

I’d like a cure for diabetes - like TODAY!

But if your elves can’t make that happen, (something tells me they may lack certain scientifical skills required to find said diabetes cure) maybe you could send some of your magic North Pole vibes to places like the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation so their scientists can find us a cure!

The rest of my list is simple:

Santa, (and PLEASE excuse my language,) I’d like my insurance company to get a fucking clue and cease and desist with the following criminal activities:

1 Monthly Premiums that are sky high

2. Charging an absolutely ridiculous rate for my insulin and symlin

3. Playing "eeny, meeny,miny, moe," as far as who gets CGMS and sensors coverage

4. Screwing around with the number of test strips they’ll cover a month - In this case 3 is most definitely not a magic number- it's down right deadly.

My next request requires some political maneuvering on your part. Is there anyway that legally stopping the Corn Refiners ASSociation n from changing the name of HFCS to Corn sugar – I’d greatly appreciate it!

And while you’re at it, maybe you could just put a kibosh on the whole HFCS bullshit in general!

Mr. Santa K, Please find an antidote for Bieber Fever - ASAP

Santa - I’m tired of the Media getting it all wrong re: diabetes. Please do something to stop the perpetuation of diabetes myths and stereotypes!

Side Bar: I've already written a post on this subject, but I have feel the need to bring it to your attention.

I really think the MythBusters team could help with the whole stopping the perpetuation of the afore mentioned diabetes myths and stereotypes.

Maybe, and this is just a thought because I wouldn’t want to tell you how to do your job – God knows you’re the Yuletide expert Mr Klaus. But maybe you could perhaps threaten Jamie and the crew with coal in their stockings if they don’t do Diabetes MythBusters episode, they'd actually consider filming said episode.

And finally Santa, please bless my entire DOC family this season with hope; laughter, prosperity, good health, good blood sugars & love.

They mean the world to me and I love them from the bottom of my imperfect pancreas.

They are my light; my teachers, my friends and my family – and I love them all very much.

Your Pal,

Kelly Kunik~


Cara said...

I LOVE this! I actually started a letter to Santa for my blog last week, but I've been so busy w/ the Christmas program at my church that I've not had time to finish it and get it posted yet.

Ronnie the poor diabetic said...

Dear Santa
Exactly what Kelly said would be great thanks. I surely don't think that's too much to ask...

George said...

Santa Baby, could you take way this disease, oh please. I don't mean just for the day! Santa Baby, hurry up and bring me a cure!

That popped into my head reading your post.


Haley said...

LOVE the myth busters idea!!
maybe every one part of the DOC should send them an email

Merry Christmas Kelly!!


Hallie Addington said...

We must all be in a singing mood! I've been singing "All I want for Christmas is a cure for diabetes....". I feel a blog coming on!

I don't know if I'd trust those elves, either, with the scientific stuff. But if only we could get a little of that magic....!

Unknown said...

Ahhh...Santa...What Kelly said...that is on my list too!

Great post and loved the Beiber FEVER insert!

Are we off the NICE list b/c of our potty mouths? I hope not.

Lorraine of "This is Caleb..." said...

And thank you Santa for Kelly, her never ending support, her sense of humor and her be-atch radar!

Merry Christmas!