D Blog Week Day 2- We, the undersigned

'Recently various petitions have been circulating the Diabetes Online Community, so todaylet’s pretend to write our own. Tell us who you would write the petition to – a person, an organization, even an object (animate or inanimate) - get creative!! What are you trying to change and what have you experienced that makes you want this change?'

A petition: To the know-it-all celebrity TV hosts

Dear celebrity know-it-all,

I RD, am writing this petition in order to put a stop to your reckless antics. You prance around as though you know far more about my diabetes than I do, which by your obviously flawed logic, isn’t remotely correct.

You assume that I have brought my diabetes on myself. You assume that I can cure my diabetes by eating well and jogging around the block every day. You assume that everything is my fault.
If you could take a moment to get off your moral high horse, I’ll happily correct you. But you don’t, because you’re right. You’re ALWAYS right.

How could I, the diabetic know anything about my condition or how I got it? How would I know anything at all really? You’re the one with the power and the influence, you’re the one in the media looking directly at me and telling me it’s my entire fault as I watch my television screen.

Hate to break it to you, but you’re WRONG.

Because of you, and your influence, people around start to believe you. They start to think that this is my entire fault. They believe what you say, because you’re the reputable doctor, a fantastic source of information. But what they don’t know is that you don’t really have an idea.

I want change. If you took the time to research what you’re saying, to actually speak to a diabetic, to ACTUALLY get some medical credentials, then you could use your position of power for good. You could educate the world on what diabetes really is, making it a better place for all of us.

But no, you won’t listen to me, I’m just a teenager. You’re far too busy making adverts and television appearances to care about what your messages are doing. 


  1. I'll sign your petition! There's way to many of those guys around and they definitely need to be educated. Thanks for the post!

    1. Thank you for the comment! (its actually my very first! haha)
      Great to hear people agree :) There should be more education in the media, it's could be such a positive force but sadly the majority of the time it's not :/


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