Thursday, November 10, 2011
#10 - WDD is coming soon! Help me! #NHBPM
World Diabetes Day is coming! Hello ---- I've made no plans. I have no grand ideas. I am so lame.
I wanted to do something BOLD. I was thinking about a post based on the JDRF ad about 1 in 20 people with type 1 will - - - - you know the rest. I was going to post 20 pictures and try and make my point to the FDA because I know they must read my blog. The more I thought about it and the more my sweet friend, Jessica Apple and I emailed it over (it's hard for us to just chat since there is a 9 hour difference in time) --- it's just too morbid. I don't know what I will do now with the sweet pictures people sent but I will figure something out --- it just won't be that.
I still believe we need to be bold!
My idea is to have as many bloggers as possible write a letter to the FDA on WDD. Penny came up with FDA Letter Day!
I was thinking on WDD we try and get as many bloggers as possible to write an open letter to the FDA about the AP, VEO, or just the way they drag their feet (so it seems to those of us anxiously awaiting much better technology). You are welcome to mention the 1 in 20 statistic the JDRF used or if you didn't like that than feel free to avoid that all together. If we all post about it on our blogs and on Facebook maybe we could get a lot of participants to post on WDD - FDA Letter day.
Why are these things important to you? How would they impact us or our children? Or ourselves? Use pictures of all of our kids or type 1 friends or just use a photo of your own children to show the FDA who we are talking about. I would love it if T1 adults participated as well. I don't really have any adult T1 followers so please share the idea if you think it's a good one.
Thoughts, please? Any other ideas you can think of? Please share --- I'm just throwing it out there. Come on, people we have to do something!!