If I presented you a petition of my own making, would you sign it?
Would you sign it even if it meant you could no longer look at me with pity in your eyes when we talk of my diabetes?
Would you sign it even if it meant you could no longer share stories of others you know (or don’t know for that matter) with diabetes who’ve been struck with blindness, dialysis, amputation, etc.?
Would you sign it even if it meant you could no longer question every item of food I ingest – chocolate and ice cream included?
Would you sign it even if it meant you could no longer interrogate my actions and point out what you believe should be diabetes limitations?
Would you sign it even if it meant you could no longer think my life is any less than yours because of my diabetes?
Would you sign it even if it meant you could no longer ever watch, talk, or think of that god-awful Steel Magnolias movie again?
Would you? Could you?
Well folks, that is my petition to you. Do you support it?
* This post is my second instalment of Diabetes Blog Week with the topic We, The Undersigned, a pretend petition of something we’d like changed in our world with diabetes. *
3 thoughts on “My petition to you”
Great idea and LOVE the leather jacket!
For the record, I’ve NEVER looked at you (or anyone else with diabetes) with pity. Not once.
I’d still share your stories because there may be someone out there that can learn from your experience, or be inspired by it.
I never question the food that diabetics eat; they know far more about the disease that I ever will.
Having diabetes is not and should never be an excuse to limit a person’s activities, goals or dreams. However, it can be (and probably has been) used as an excuse by the less inspired and less educated.
No one’s life is worth less than others. Ever. Period. End of sentence.
I’ve never seen Steel Magnolias.
So yes… I would sign your petition.
I’m your biggest supporter Katie