Friday was A Diabetic Ice Cream Social.
What's that, you ask?
It was an even posted on Facebook. Here is the description:
Yes, we CAN have ice cream! In protest to Wendell Fowler's disgusting article demoralizing, and putting down diabetics of all types, wrongly spreading misinformation about what we can, and cannot eat... And telling us that we are like alcoholics, who should not be offered ice cream.Well.... Sweets definitely LOVES her ice cream. So we were sooooo in!
(Click on "See More" to see links to the original articles.)
This event is meant to showcase that we can LIVE, as Diabetics, and enjoy ourselves... That we do not have limits on life, and that we can live within our boundaries of moderation, education, and common sense. CELEBRATE your life every day... And laugh in the face of ignorance.
It doesn't matter how you eat your ice cream... Have one scoop or two, if you please, have it sugar free if you must, you can certainly have it lactose free, or made with almond milk, you can have it be made of fruit, or a sorbet... Heck, you can even have a different treat, altogether, if you don't even like ice cream! :) The point is... WE DIABETICS ARE CREATIVE, SAVVY, AND WE HAVE OPTIONS.
I want to cast the net for this event, as far and wide, as possible... If those people can have their 15 minutes of fame, so can we. So if you folks have people you want to invite, please do. We have two weeks to recruit and spread the word, spread awareness, and get attention for our cause, with a passion. I am excited and proud of all of you who have already decided to participate. :)
Here's Mr. Fowler's original article: http://www.ss-times.com/20
11/07/15/pandering-to-diab etics-you-bet/ (Mr. Fowler has deleted his original article, as if it would ever leave our minds and memories... But here's a copy of it I found on the internet... :) You can run, Mr. Fowler, but you can't hide! http://helppreventdiabetes .com/pandering-to-diabetic s-you-bet-southside-times/)
Here's his flawed, copped out apology, at the same time as telling us that sugar is poison: http://www.ss-times.com/20
And here's his editor's even crappier apology:
Have low carb ice cream, if you want... But please, share with EVERYONE! Invite all. :)
Feel free to add any pictures or video, or links, which are related to this event.
(Just to clarify... With this event, I am not advocating that you go eat more ice cream than you can handle, or than can fit with your dietary standards. Any person is welcome to eat a sensible portion, and if needed, bolus accordingly. :) )
Feel free to join our group, and share with friends. We're a relaxed group, we don't tolerate spamming or advertising sales for miracle crap products, or abuse of any kind. Just a place to have a conversation. :)
WARNING: Polite debate, or discussion, is welcome... Our event is to create awareness, after all. But abusive arguing, targeting others, name calling, or spam of any kind, or even the mere suggestion of "contact me for blah blah," or whatever miracle product you might want to sell us will get you banned IMMEDIATELY. No ifs, ands, or buts.
Here's the proof!
So, take that Wendell! With sprinkles on top!