I Demand Knowledge
Recently various petitions have been circulating the Diabetes Online Community, so today let’s pretend to write our own. Tell us who you would write the petition to – a person, an organization, even an object (animate or inanimate) – get creative!! What are you trying to change and what have you experienced that makes you want this change?
I, a person with diabetes, petition to the founding fathers for the right to free speech.
In most aspects of my life, I whole-heartedly believe in this right. However, as a person with diabetes, I wish that people needed to think and/or censor themselves before they spoke about what diabetes is, how it is diagnosed, how a person gets it, the different types, and how to take care of it. We are all different, and therefore our care is different, but it seems like the people with the loudest voices and the greatest reach don’t understand this. If there was no such thing as free speech, then maybe I wouldn’t have to deal with the misconceptions so frequently.
I demand you make people talk to each other, research diabetes, and become knowledgeable before speaking their mind when talking about my disease!
I cannot believe that my suggestion for a topic actually got chosen, and I hope that you have enjoyed it! If you want to see what everyone else wants change for, go here!