This post was originally written in 2011 in response to a prompt from the National Health Blog Post Month writing challenge. I’ve been considering the future of my online diabetes activism lately, and I felt this worth sharing again.
Prompt: The future of online activism. Our favorite social media sites are constantly undergoing renovations to become quicker to navigate, easier to interact with, all encompassing, mobile, and everywhere. Imagine the same thing about your community – how will they evolve, improve, and grow?
I may have an interesting blue scar on my forehead, but I’m no wizard or magical being with a crystal ball which will show me what the future holds for online diabetes activism, advocacy, what ever. Frankly, I don’t need a crystal ball to know this one thing:
As long as there is no cure for all types of diabetes, as long as we are still fighting this awful disease, there will be online diabetes activism.
We will continue our efforts to raise awareness, to educate the public about the realities of the types of diabetes, to combat the myths and BS that we deal with every day.
We will continue to support each other in our fight to live a long and fulfilling life with the various types of diabetes. We must keep fighting for a cure, but we must live the best life we can until we get to that goal.
Ultimately, we will continue to be the Diabetes Online CommUNITY!