If you have found this blog, saying Welcome does not really seem appropriate. I know you wish you weren't surfing the internet for diabetes. I felt the same.

A big part of me wishes I were not writing about diabetes, nor did I anticipate to become so opinionated or informed on the subject, but it happened. In 2010, my son was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes.

It wasn't really part of the plan… Correction - it was not part of the plan, but it happened. It is not always easy, but I think we are all doing okay, and I hope we continue to do so.

Why the Middle East? I happen to live in Dubai. I don't think that living in the Middle East makes mine or my son's diabetic experience any more unique or challenging than it does elsewhere in the developed world.

I hope you stick around, or read something you like. Feel free to comment and join the conversation, subscribe or follow this blog by liking the Facebook page Diapoint.

Please note: This blog does not give medical advice. I am opinionated, and I share my experiences, but the first rule of diabetes is to follow up with your doctor and/or nurse educator about your care, diagnosis or medication. If you do not have a medical practitioner that is helping you find your way through this crazy world, then do not give up until you find the right one.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Hello December?!

DiapointME at the 2014 Abu Dhabi November Diabetic Walk

As usual, another year has flown by.  November is finished.  Diabetes month is finished.  But in reality, it is not.  For all of us with diabetes in our lives, every month is diabetes month.  Every day is diabetes day.  We live with it every single day, and often by the hour.

This is not to say we are looking for special treatment every day.  We are not.  We wish to be normal just like everyone else.  In some places this is easier, in others it is not.

Just because November is over doesn't mean everything comes to a screeching halt. With so many events pushed together in one month, there is plenty of opportunity during 11 other months of the year to advocate or raise awareness.  So, as we now wind the year down, if you wish to make a difference for someone, a group, or a community there is no better time than the present.

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