A diabetes cause walked up and punched me in the face
It is often said that this defining can be so profound as to completely change your whole way of life altering perception and thought to a point of fanaticism.
OK so am not a fanatic per se, more like a staunch believer but my whole world was honestly rocked to the core by one simple statement from the International Diabetes Federation delegation.
For some children today, a diabetes diagnosis is an assured death sentence.
This One simple statement whose meaning I could not wrap my head around. Maybe my empathy began with an automatic transference to my own child and I could never imagine any harm coming to him or the fact that I could remember emphatically saying to others on numerous occasions that diabetes is not an automatic death sentence or maybe it was the fact that this was happening in some countries where I spent my youth.
Whatever the reason, I swear I was ready to hand over my whole supply of Insulin right there and then.
I am by no means trying to make converts of you to my cause, I believe that when it comes to finding a diabetes cause to attach to, it has to be one that has a personal and deep connection to each one and I have found mine. If you haven’t found yours,
Before this moment in time, my contribution to diabetes has always been the the things I do on this blog to raise awareness and the annual tour de cure (I did once have the idea of being punched in the face for a diabetes cure, chalk that up to my exorbitant youth) w but that now all these just feel so inadequate to me.
I do believe I can do more and want to do more.
For just about $8 dollars easily affordable for me, I could go to the local neighborhood clinic and get a monthly supply of Insulin. Why cant this be for every diabetic out there.
I understand this is a huge issue the political,economical and social barriers can be staggering and to many of us, this can be a determent but I choose to look at this from a different perspective. If I can give Insulin to just one child then I would have saved a life and solved a humongous problem at the same time.
Sometimes Life comes down to a few moments and while this is my moment to shine, I urge you to find yours because every little effort counts and stay tuned to my in the works efforts to making this a reality.
“This post is also my August entry in the DSMA Blog Carnival. If you’d like to participate too, you can get all of the information at http://diabetessocmed.com/2011/august-dsma-blog-carnival/“
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