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Being Hard Core

April 7, 2011

There’s been a lot of posts about advocating lately, whether for yourself, or triggered because of other people or the media.  While my friend and I were enjoying ourselves in this crowd of people after amazing skiing, we encountered a potential advocacy moment.  Except that it kept right on going.  We were sitting there in one of our favorite spots (between two tiki bars and able to people watch).  All of a sudden I hear “woah, you’re hard core” while one of the guys nears us points to my pump.  This was not meant as an extreme form of diabetes or the bad kind or any other misconceptions we all get.  This was meant as “you have diabetes and you’re drinking just like the rest of us.”  And it felt good.  And it felt even better to say, “yeah, she is too.”  We talked for a few minutes about diabetes, and the guys explained that they were on a ski patrol, so they knew all about it.  (I’m not sure what all includes, but I didn’t encounter any misconceptions.)

3 Comments leave one →
  1. April 8, 2011 1:11 AM

    HAHA love being hardcore aka living a normal live with some drugs streaming into my body to keep me alive. Also love ski patrol 🙂

  2. April 8, 2011 5:37 PM

    Advocate away, as you will! It's amazing sometimes it just all fits right together the way it should and the misconceptions stay away. Hope that becomes even more commonplace as time goes on! Thanks for sharing, Briley.

  3. April 11, 2011 11:52 PM

    Thanks for including me in a post about being hardcore. You rock the casa!

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