Tuesday, May 13, 2014

#DblogWeek: A ressurection

I feel my blog dying.

Not out of disinterest, just out of insecurity of what to share. I have all of these questions, but I never know if I want to publicly ask them. It's a change I am adjusting to.

So for that I thank Karen over at BitterSweet Diabetes for engaging me in a dblog week. I need prompts these days to write.

Today's prompt: "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. "

This is a very interesting topic considering my recent career change. I have a lot of things that really "fire me up". I am most passionate about ensuring that people have access to the support they need while tramping through life with T1D.

Since starting work for JDRF and really thinking about the line "treat, prevent, cure" I think that a vital part of treating our diabetes is having access to the psycho social support required to take care of ourselves. Diabetes is linked to mental illness, anxiety, depression, isolation....without my network of people with diabetes (on and offline) I don't think I would be as healthy today. I wouldn't be able to do my job as a fundraiser, I wouldn't be running at the gym or walking my dog or planning camping trips. We have all been down the dark, scary road of not caring....and I want to help people realize that they don't have to go it alone.

1 comment:

  1. Alanna... well said. We all want the biggest, the most, the greatest, but we also need to be better RIGHT NOW, in this moment. Thanks for being such a great advocate.