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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

My Petition for Diabetes

We are now on Day Two of Diabetes Blog Week.  Today's topic is as follows:

We, The Undersigned -

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, and 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?

YO LISTEN UP!

To the Suits in the drug companies and the suits in the Government -

I don't know if you know this but diabetes is a serious disease.  Diabetes doesn't mess around.  It hurts people without them even knowing it.  It attacks their bodies and parts can be lost.  Really, parts can be lost.  How much more serious can you get?

Therefore, we the people signed here below feel that medical supplies needed for diabetes care should be free to the patients.  No patient should have to go without supplies because they cannot afford them.  No patient should be sticking themselves with used lancets because they can't afford to buy what they need.  No patient should be under dosing themselves because they can't afford the medicine.  Did you know that it is estimated that one out of every 200 people in the U.S. has had an amputation and that a large percentage of those amputations are due to diabetes?* If we could avoid some of those amputations by having the supplies for diabetes free than we would save more then than the program would cost.  

So let's save limbs and eyes and hearts.  Let's make diabetic supplies and medicine free.  Let's take care of one another to make sure we are all here for each other.  

YO THANKS FOR LISTENING!

(Yes, it is very possible that I have lost my mind with this one.  Silent Sam was just thrilled to participate, too)  





*National Limb Loss Information Center http://www.amputee-coalition.org/fact_sheets/amp_stats_cause.html