So as most of you know World Diabetes Day was this past Saturday, November 14th 2009. I had thought long and hard what I could do to commemorate this day. I wanted to do something special, something that would spark conversation so I could raise awareness about this disease, something that I would love! Now there are people out there that would think my decision was a bit on the “Wild” side, and I couldnt agree more! That just kind of sums up my personality. Below is a picture of what I chose to do for the big day. I got a new tattoo with the word “Hope” – it says it all in a nutshell of what I have for my daughter. I also wanted to incorporate the World Diabetes Symbol – the blue circle- into the design to remind people what I hope for:
I have hope that one day there will be a cure for diabetes.
I have hope that one day she wont have to prick her finger over 10x in one day.
I have hope that one day she can eat something without worrying what it will do to her blood sugar.
I have hope that one day she wont be at risk for the multitude of complications that go along with having this disease.
This is how I chose to celebrate World Diabetes Day – and I HOPE it will inspire others. Please help us find a cure.