National Diabetes Week 2016

Apologies for my blog hiatus. It always happens after Blog Week. I love Blog Week but it makes me exhausted and I don't feel like touching this thing for a while afterwards.

It's National Diabetes Week here in Australia, yay! Well, partially yay. It brings awareness to the conditions yes but sometimes I'm not overly fond of their theme selections.

This year it's diabetes related amputations, great huh? Cheery. Wonderful. I feel inspired already.

Seriously though, it is a very big thing and yes it does need attention. Like every other person people with diabetes of any type should be encouraged to look after their health as best they can and seek support when they're having trouble.

However, for type 1s (or at least this one) it feels a bit like a scary unknown. I don't like to motivate myself using scary things. I mean it wouldn't be nice if everyone tried to motivate themselves to live a healthy life by thoroughly studying their family medical history and determining their risk of cancer/heart disease/dementia/Parkinson's etc.

My family history consists of basically every major disease known to man, so I think I'd be living in a plastic bubble if that were my approach.

Personally, this week I think I'll just be hoping to spread awareness in any way I can.
Diabetes Victoria have a nice initiative- Diabetes Won't Stop Me.
JDRF have a great initiative of getting 1000 people to sign up to the JDRF One Walk (formerly the Walk to Cure Diabetes).

Here's a link to their site: http://walk.jdrf.org.au


Taking on that spirit instead, Happy National Diabetes Week!

Comments

  1. Happy Diabetes week. I hope there are no more ever for any of us. Alright, I know there will be, but we can hope.

    I referred your blog to the TUDiabetes.org blog page for the week of July 11, 2016.

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    1. I hope so too! But if they do have to come around each year then let's try and make it something positive
      Thanks Rick, very kind of you.

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  2. Right there with you on not using scary things to motivate you....I fail to see how that is motivating at all.

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