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Monday, May 12, 2014

Dblog Week and Activism




"Let’s kick off Diabetes Blog Week by talking about the diabetes causes and issues that really get us fired up. Are you passionate about 504 plans and school safety? Do diabetes misconceptions irk you? Do you fight for CGM coverage for Medicare patients, SDP funding, or test strip accuracy? Do you work hard at creating diabetes connections and bringing support? Whether or not you “formally” advocate for any cause, share the issues that are important to you. (Thanks go out to Kim of Texting my Pancreas for inspiring this topic.)"

It is my pleasure to participate in this year's fifth annual DBlog Week.  It is my third year participating in this event.  Wow, how time flies.  There a so many wonderful participants.  If you get a chance, please check out some of the other blogs.

When I think of this topic, what comes to my mind is the effect of low blood sugar on a person and how that can be misinterpreted.  I wrote about the topic in March.(Diabetes and Low Blood Sugar Issues) It is important for police and first responders to know the signs of hypoglycemia.  Going hand in hand with that information is for diabetics to carry medic alert cards or wear medic alert bracelets.  

The American Diabetes Association would like to contact each agency and provide them with information but as you can easily understand, that is a huge task.  They would love to have volunteers to help in this effort.  If you are interested, just email LegalAdvocates@diatetes.org and they will work with you and provide you with information.  

Thanks for reading!