My 14yo CWD says, "Ha. That's accurate." Love the cartoons, Kim!
Moving post, Kim. So many conflicting (and confusing?) feelings.
Thank you! I always have mixed feelings about awareness months (not just the diabetes one). How do we measure impact, and why do we spotlight for one month things that exist all the time?
I wish I knew how to fix it!
The last one??? That's me... As always, it's good to know that others feel the same way.
Straight on the nose. The only people who care about Diabetes Awareness Month are people with diabetes. Everyone else thinks we did it to ourselves and we can go hang. Never mind that breast cancer kills and disfigures only a small fraction of women who are diagnosed with cancer, and that diabetes kills many more people than cancer does. (Let's face it: breasts are sexy; pancreati are... anything but.)
Wow, I can only imagine what you were feeling as you put each of those images together. Makes me wonder how I can make a difference this November. Or if I can at all.
Yeah, I think you pretty much summed it up - every single thought that goes into (and comes out of) the month. I feel that November tends to be more a celebration of ourselves than a real awareness campaign -- lets hope this year the reach extends farther and the message rings stronger.
I know this is serious but it is also so, so cute. The stick human on the "this is too much" panel has the saddest posture. I want to give that lumpen head a love pat.
#TRUTH, loving those cartoons. That last one...that needs to be hung in my office. I have had that feeling ALL YEAR. Blerg...having a 'beetus is getting me down period.
Lovely post, Kim. Nice summary. I'm hoping the Diabetes Advocates can corral and focus some of our positive energy and fund raising with good PR so PWD and the general public know what they're supporting, for who, how much, and why. Maybe a summary of past DOC fundraising amounts towards previous/current projects of focus. It helps to know the bar is moving....Thank you for all you do for our communities!!
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