With a new year upon us many people reflect on their past year, what they have accomplished and what they want to have happen in the next year. For us we have started the process of getting Clifford on the pump. The paperwork has been filled out and sent in, and now we are just waiting approval from the insurance. So our biggest accomplishment dealing with diabetes of 2011 was moving towards the pump. Well I take that back, moving towards the pump was our 2nd biggest accomplishment of 2011 in dealing with diabetes. The first biggest diabetes accomplishment was that Clifford is still alive and healthy.
One of the biggest diabetes accomplishments in the DOC this year is The Blue Heel Society... Have you heard of them yet???? If not you really need to check them out. You can find them on Facebook at, The Blue Heel Society For more information about what the Blue Heel Society is all about please read ahead.
The Blue Heel symbolizes the pain & discomfort that cant be seen from the outside, for those living with Diabetes. Just like a fab heel.
This organization is dedicated to all people living with, caring for, or interested in diabetes. The Blue Heel Society was formed on November 13th, the eve of World Diabetes Day, 2011 by a dedicated trio of spirited advocates who committed themselves to promoting awareness, pursuing the continued fight for a cure, highlighting obstacles people diagnosed with diabetes are faced with, and promoting advocacy for the diabetes community as a whole.
The Blue Heel Society accomplishes this NOT by raising funds, but by fueling our crusade with the strength, dedication, and passion of our partners.
Advocacy - Awareness - Encouragement - Support
The mission of The Blue Heel Society is to deliver a clear, united voice via organized assembly within our own affiliation, and also at local and national gatherings, events, conventions, and other venues, helping to dispel myths, offer education and to champion the needs of people affected by diabetes.
We choose to stand up, be seen, and be heard in our Blue Heels.
@Copyright Tony Cervati 2011
My other favorite part of 2011 in the DOC was Denise's Type 1 D Mom's song, which is a Parody of Katy Perry's California Girls, you can take a listen to it at My Sweet Bean and Her Pod
So now that I've discussed what parts of diabetes I felt were the biggest accomplishments and favorites of 2011 it's time to look forward to 2012 and discuss what I want to see. First and foremost the one thing I would like to see happen with each new year is for a cure.... I am looking forward to getting Clifford on the pump even though I know it will be like diagnosis all over again in learning a bunch of new things, but I'm fairly certain at least on our end we will catch on quickly. 2012 has a lot of great things in store especially in the beginning of the year. I cannot wait to see what the rest of the year will bring.