The Gift of Support
This is the first of three blogs exploring the gifts we receive as members of our TUdiabetes community. In this season when we give and receive gifts, I want to explore the gifts we receive because of membership in this community. The first gift I want to discuss is the gift of support.
Support is defined in part as:
What is cool is how much our community does this for each of us. Let’s start with advocacy. Today the Diabetic Hands Foundation (DHF) the sponsor of our community and its activist section Diabetes Advocacy (DA) is engaged in many ways in virtual and real time communities with legislation, advocacy and lobbying for diabetes causes. We (you are part of this effort) work to influence ways to make our lives better. Issues from Medicare approval of continuous glucose monitoring devices to research dollars are within the scope of what we advocate for. We have representatives in congressional hearings, agency deliberations and policy discussions all over the world. We are certainly supported as we promote a variety interests and causes on a daily basis.
In addition to the promotion of our interests we also act in ways that promote acceptance…