One thing that I felt as I sat in that room, with all those bloggers, was power.
Power to change things. To make a difference. To get our voices heard!
The only way this can happen is if we band together. If we unite as one voice and shout from rooftops about our needs, our dreams, and our hopes for a cure then we cannot be ignored.
But we must stick together.
We are all here online looking for advice, support, friends, a place to be heard, a place to get frustrations out, tips on managing, and maybe if read here, a little silliness now and then. But one thing that bonds us is the awful disease. We can take that and make it into something so much better if we use our numbers to raise some awareness and hopefully get the word out that those PWD’s who feel alone and who are scared can find support right here.
To attack one another and hate on one another or to NOT support another (even if you don’t click) is just letting diabetes win. I can not really get into a blog but still love that it is exists? Why not? I know not everything is for me but someone may be touched and moved by a particular post or writer and friends we have to celebrate that.
Different types, different people, different styles will always be around. The more voices the better. And I want to celebrate them all.
There is one caveat. If your posts are hurtful or if your intent is not supportive then there is no way I can support that. That is not what I am talking about. I am talking about helping each other and supporting our cause. We cannot unite if we fight.
So what now? I am not sure. I am not good at organizing stuff but I look forward to November 14th and World Diabetes Day and I hope we can all band together in a new way that may reach many of those people who are looking for support or influence some major corporation to support diabetes causes the way Revlon supports cancer causes.