Kelly Kunik (@diabetesalish) writes:
Sometimes I/we wonder if our blogging, tweeting, facebooking, instagraming, etc., of all things diabetes makes a difference to people in our lives sans diabetes.I mean I know it makes a huge difference in PWDs (people with diabetes) lives and I know it makes a huge difference in my life as a person living with diabetes.
I know it makes a huge a huge difference in people who have loved ones living with diabetes.
And I also know that Diabetes Orgs and Pharma are paying attention - And rightly so.
I know that other empowered patients read what we write and we read what other empowered patients write - And we learn from one another.
And ever so slowly (VERY SLOWLY,) the media is starting to pay attention to diabetes realities.
But what about people in our lives without diabetes/a loved one with diabetes or who aren't working in the diabetes world? Does what we do/say/write/tweet make a difference, or does it become white noise to friends and family members who don’t live with diabetes on a daily basis?
Personally, I know we make a difference - SO KEEP DOING WHAT YOU'RE DOING PEOPLE.