There are so many ways to be an advocate for something. It’s not hard, I promise! Half of these you can do without even trying.
- Talk to your friends and family about it.
- Participate in events around it.
- Educate those who ask you about it.
- Fund-raise and donate to causes that support it in some way.
- Write a blog and communicate with others on the internet about it.
- Meetup with others who have experience with it, and/or create a local group that can support each other in person.
I like to do all of these things, and my “it” just happens to be diabetes. (I am also a new member of Diabetes Advocates, yay!)
Part of my JDRF walk team from last weekend, all of us T1 (except for my daughter) and just some pretty all-around great girls!
(More advocacy! Sharing info from others within the DOC: Diabetes Month Photo-a-day prompts found at sixuntilme.com. Your DAM guide to Diabetes Awareness Month located at theperfectd.com)
As another Diabetes Blog Week draws to a close, let’s reflect on some of the great bloggers we’ve found this week. Give some love to three blog posts you’ve read and loved during Diabetes Blog Week, and tell us why they’re worth reading. Or share three blogs you’ve found this week that are new to you.
I’m taking a slightly different spin on this topic and sharing 3 new blogs I discovered this week, and 1 old one.
The 3 new blogs I just started reading because of Diabetes Blog Week:
Bitter~sweet Diabetes – Karen rocked it by starting this whole Diabetes Blog Week thing! One of my inspirations to start blogging was that it coincided so nicely with this week.
The Perfect D – I think Cristel and I might be living slightly warped but parallel lives, the Matrix is overlapping, or something like that. I already can tell – she is awesome.
Rolling in the D – Scott has made me nod & smile about a dozen times already this week. Love his sense of humor!
And the one I’ve been following for quite some time:
Six Until Me – Kerri just “gets it” and I swear is reading my mind on a regular basis.
Huh, I just realized those all end in “e’s”…. am I being subliminally poetic and unconsciously gravitating towards rhyme and alliteration? Wait, Diabetes Art day was yesterday…..
All of these blogs are wonderfully-written-and-conversational – it’s like, I’m sitting down with some of my best friends and chatting over a cup of coffee, or hot tea, or wine. After a crazy busy weekend and to celebrate my upcoming birthday….tonight, it will be wine!!! Much love to ALL the participants of Diabetes Blog Week – I am so happy to share the love with you!!!