Friday, May 18, 2012

#DBlogWeek: What They Should Know.






Today let’s borrow a topic from a #dsma chat held last September. The tweet asked “What is one thing you would tell someone that doesn’t have diabetes about living with diabetes?”. Let’s do a little advocating and post what we wish people knew about diabetes. Have more than one thing you wish people knew? Go ahead and tell us everything.

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Inspired by this morning's fasting number, I'd like people without diabetes to know that one number

always has a story behind it. And a person, with feelings and insecurities and a desire to do better, behind that story.

And in unrelated news, there's something I want YOU to know: Some familiar DOC faces and I will be at Eli Lilly headquarters in Indianapolis on Monday for some sort of "blogger event", and I'd like your feedback on the kinds of things you want us to ask them. Leave a comment below! (Disclosure: Lilly Diabetes will be paying for my flights, acccomodations and meals during this trip. I am not being financially compensated for attendance.)

(P.S. Voting for the DHF Seeds grant begins on Monday - look out for the You Can Do This Project video I made to show up on the DHF Vimeo channel! Don't worry, I'll be all linky about it Monday morning.)

12 comments:

  1. Love it. Such a great way to capture the whole picture!

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  2. Oh, this is good. Subtle. I have to remember that subtle is very powerful.

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  3. Very good post. SO fucking true! it's not always what it seems.

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  4. wow that's serious dip, looks like a ghost though!

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  5. so simple yet so powerful. awesome.

    have fun in indy!

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  6. Totally looks like ... Batman hailing a cab.

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  7. Kerri nailed it.

    I like looking at my one hour graphs and feeling good about myself and then switching to the 24 for graph to give myself perspective :)

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  8. Show, don't tell... absolutely wonderful job on that Kim! So true that people don't see the full context, sometimes even our own docs and ourselves. But so important to keep all that in mind. Love how you used the Dex images here.

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  9. What I want to know: when are we getting short acting non-patented insulins!? I'm sick of these ridiculous copays.

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  10. Batman hailing a cab - lol. That switcharoo is a powerful illustration.

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