We, The Undersigned – Tuesday 5/14/13

Today’s Topic: 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? (Thanks to Briley of inDpendence for this topic suggestion.)

We, the undersigned people with diabetes request:

That all medical caregivers are educated about the 1% of the classification of Diabetes called “All Other Types” or “Others” as we like to be called. We aren’t auto-immune for Diabetes. We can be insulin resistant, or not. This is not a genetic disease for us. We were diagnosed with diabetes because of a different cause and effect. Whether it be Cystic Fibrosis, Pancreatitis (Acute or Chronic), Pancreatic Cancer, Infections, Cushings Syndrom, or Drug/chemical induced diabetes.

Also, while you’re at it, we would like the insurance companies to acknowledge All Other Types, so that we get the care/supplies that are needed without being classified as the wrong type of diabetes and having to fight for what we need.

Thank You,

THE OTHERS

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