Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Diabetes in the House!

Sonia Sotomayor, the new Supreme Court Justice. The first Latina. The third woman. And the first type 1 diabetic.

I don't know her political views. I've read that she's moderate. I don't even know what that really means. I guess what draws my attention to all these articles is the fact that she has type 1 diabetes. That interests me.

There is such a misconception about type 1 diabetes. The public think they know what it is, but they don't...not really. It makes me sad when I come across blogs that take sarcastic stabs at it. Funny? No. I hold to this - only the families/friends who have first-hand knowledge of the disease have the right to lighten things up with humor about diabetes. I won't even site the blog that tore up Sotomayor for having diabetes...don't want to give any credit there.

But, I will, however list several articles and sites where you can read more about this historic first. I am hopeful that Sotomayor's appointment as a Supreme Court Justice will give diabetes a spotlight...full of truth and public awareness.

So..."Diabetes in the House?"...yes, the courthouse! This could be a good thing.

1 comment:

  1. I found your post really interesting and it has really improved my knowledge on the matter.




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