Our D-history:

My daughter, *Rosie, was five years old when she was diagnosed on September 19, 2008, with Type I Diabetes. We started out on MDI, but in October 2010 we switched to a pump. We also added a Dexcom CGM in May of 2011. In February 2014 we changed to the Medtronic Enlite system- a pump and CGM all in one.

*Rosie is not her real name... I let her pick her own pseudonym for the blog!

Monday, November 5, 2012

Does politics affect diabetes?

WEGO Health's NHBPM prompt: Health Activist Soapbox

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 rants posts  on my other blog, HERE.   While I'm not shy in my support of Mitt Romney, for the most part, I don't feel that this blog is the appropriate place to discuss those views.

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

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Next to the doctor's office, I think some of the best diabetes tips I've ever gotten have come from discussions in the comment sections of diabetes blogs. :)