Of course it does. Government officials have the power to affect funding for research/ treatment/ education, to make or change laws regarding the rights of diabetics, to legislate stem cell research, and more.
There are two things that can really get me fired up: diabetes and politics. I generally keep my politic views away from this blog, but in real life, it seems I'm talking politics with someone every day. It helps that I live in THE important swing state... Ohio. You can click over to my political
Mike H. wrote a great article a few weeks ago at Diabetes Mine about things the diabetic community should be aware of when choosing a candidate. I couldn't articulate this nearly as well as he did, so let me just refer you to his article, HERE.
No matter what your views or party, go out and VOTE tomorrow!
I'm posting daily in November in honor of Diabetes Awareness Month and the WEGO Health's National Health Blog Post Month. #NHBPM