In the days when I was more active with diabetes organizations, I remember hearing about a group that had got local celebrities to pretend to have diabetes for a day. Its something that I always wanted to recreate. I knew that if a person truly walked in our shoes that the perspective they would gain would be greater than any lecture or story we could tell them. Look how much we have learned because we walk this road?
Can you imagine getting a Health Minister to pretend that they lived with Type 1 diabetes for one month--a 30 day free trial of a life with diabetes? Can you imagine then asking them to do it on a minimum wage budget? Wouldn't it be amazing if magically you could make them "feel" the experience of being high because they could not afford to use an extra needle that day?
To continue reading my thoughts and idea please go to http://diabetesadvocacycom.blogspot.ca/2012/07/a-30-day-free-trial....