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The Activist Call to Action

Friday, April 1, 2011

April is Health Activist Writers Month! (No foolin'!)

The folks at Wego Health are issuing a challenge... Blog about health for 30 days.
And they are making it really easy by giving you a prompt each day!

You don't have to have a blog to participate- there are other ways to contribute. You can tweet (#HAWMC) about it or write it as a Facebook note. Read more HERE and sign yourself up!

Today's prompt was to write an acrostic poem! That sounded like fun and so, in the spirit of the 15 minutes or less they say a post can be written (not a rule- just encouragement)...  My acrostic poem about Type 1 diabetes...

One - one voice, one person is all it takes to make a difference
Everyone- everyone is touched by diabetes in one way or another

40 people are diagnosed with T1 every day in the US

A Safe Place to Fall
Heart - My heart belongs to the DOC!

This is mix of my feelings about diabetes, advocacy, my blog, and the DOC!

And speaking of advocacy... 

Here is your chance to do some advocating.  And it's as simple as it gets...

We need you to contact your Members of Congress and ask them to support the artificial pancreas by signing the letter to the FDA Commissioner. 

That may sound a little scary - but it's not.  I promise!  All you have to do is fill in your name and address and JDRF has done the rest!  Click HERE to get to the letter.

For more information about this call to action, click HERE and read JDRF's Advocacy blog on Juvenation. 

For those of you who may not be familiar with the artificial pancreas, click HERE to find out more!

You do not need to be a part of the diabetes community or have diabetes to participate.  Anyone is welcome to send a letter to their Members of Congress.  In fact, we NEED everyone to do this!  So feel free to pass on this blog or a link to the letter to your friends and family. 

I'll be honest, folks.  This is not JUST about a new piece of technology that will make life with diabetes easier and keep those with diabetes healthier (Although, even if it was, that's still a great goal!).  It's about working towards a CURE.  An honest to goodness CURE for this disease. 

And even more than that...

It's about this little girl...  MY little girl...

and all the other children and adults living with Type 1 diabetes each and every minute of each and every day. 

We need a cure.  We need new technology. 

We need YOU to take 2 minutes, click the links above, and sign this letter

Won't you please take 2 minutes to do this for us?

Thank you - from the bottom of our pretty pink insulin pump!



  1. Thanks, Hallie! I just sent the letter to both of my senators as well as my congresswoman.

  2. Thanks Hallie! I just sent the letter to both of my senators as well as my congresswoman.

  3. You are incredibly persuasive, love your acrostic poem, and I used your link to send letters to my congressmen! Bless you and your hard work : )

  4. Excellent post!

    I did it earlier in the week. :)


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