Right on, AMM!!! You rock
While I don't belong to any "organized" Diabetic advocacy group(s), I do believe it is my responsibility to educate others whenever I can. I don't hide my Diabetes in any way and find myself often explaining what it's all about
, especially to (mostly) the non-diabetics with the 1960's pre-conceived notion that it's all about
To the needle-cringers, I'm glad to show them just how small the needle tip is and how thin, and usually show them just how simple the procedure is. They are often surprized at themselves for having such imaginations/preconceptions about
what giving yourself a needle 5-7 times a day is like.
I put a positive light on my explanations; how cool the new monitors and pump technologies are getting, how much better insulin is, how these new tiny & thin needles and lancets make the procedures so less painful, how much I know about
food now and how it directly affects everyone's well-being (Ds and non-Ds alike), how heightened the awareness of D is getting to be, and so much more.
Share the knowledge, I say. Good luck to you in your new endevours, AMM. Your passion alone will see many benefitting from what you have to share, I'm certain of it
- Phishbowl (Type 1 since Jan'05 - Levemir, NovoRapid)
"What's Not Measured Is Not Managed"
"It is impossible for a man to learn what he thinks he already knows"-Epictetus