Sweet Colleen

the grass is always bluer

Diabetes Blog Week: Change the World


The best way to change the world with diabetes? Is to BE diabetic.

Did someone say something ignorant to you about diabetes? Correct them.

Did someone post an offensive joke about diabetes on Facebook? Tell them why it sucks.

Does someone have questions about your insulin pump? Answer them.

See someone staring at your pump site? Explain to them what it is.

Need to take your injection? Do it.


In a world where the world views so ignorantly, the best way to change it is to raise awareness. No, not that “wear a ribbon” or “share this on Facebook” kind of awareness. I mean, REAL awareness. Wear your diabetes on your sleeve. Don’t hide it in your pocket. Don’t run to the bathroom so other people feel more comfortable. The only way we are going to get the things we deserve is to make the world painfully aware of what diabetes is like. Let’s tell them. The world would be a much better place if more people just GOT it.


Author: sweetcolleenn

I love beer, bluegrass music, Disney, and diabetes camp.

4 thoughts on “Diabetes Blog Week: Change the World

  1. Agreed! Great Post

  2. I love this 🙂 And whole-heartedly agree!

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  4. So well said. It seems so simple, yet often I think we do just the opposite. Thanks for the reminder to speak up more!!

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