Astounding. Mind-blowing. Revealing. Frustrating.
We have some work to do. If ever I was reminded of that fact, it was last night.
I belong to a small group in my hometown. We raise money for local causes surrounding diabetes needs. In the scheme of things it is significant enough to make a difference to those entities we fund. Not earth shattering but a difference none-the-less. We work hard at raising money to help.
So last night we invited hospitals to “pitch us” on a project that had to do with diabetes, kids, and a significant impact in the community.
Here is what I heard.
Not one thing having to do with type 1 education.
Not one thing in helping kids with type 1 in any way.
Not one thing in helping adults with type 1 in any way.
Each proposed dealing with the growing obesity problem leading to type 2 and not one included defining and educating differences between the two largest groups much less the other types of diabetes.
Two referred to the ‘juvenile’ diabetes within their families.
To their credit, they all addressed a growing problem.
To their credit they all agreed to type one initiatives when I mentioned it.
This was a representation of our community health care.
And there it is.
Here is my question……if this is a sample of what is out there, and I do believe it is, what do we do about it?
I look forward to hearing from you on this subject and please reply here at the site and not on the FB page so all can chime in.
I am a diabetes dad.