Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Diabetes Blessings Week - My Voice

Welcome to day two of Diabetes Blessings Week.


Diabetes can bring us new blessings all the time, regardless of how long we’ve been living with it.  In fact, over the past year, diabetes has brought me a huge blessing . . . my voice.

In school, I was the student who almost always knew the answer, yet almost never raised my hand.  I was too shy to speak up.  Too shy to share what I knew.  Too shy to have attention on me.

And yet, here I am.  A blogger and a health activist.  I have raised my voice and participated in many diabetes awareness events.  Diabetes brought me to the Wego Health site and to two health activist meet ups.  And last month, Wego Health brought the most incredible opportunity to use my voice.  Last month, the same girl who was afraid to raise her hand in class participated on a panel and talked to a group of pharma reps about the dos and don’ts of social media.

The Goofy One
Very serious panel picture courtesy of Kerri.

Thank you, Diabetes, the D-OC and Wego Health for blessing me with the gift of a voice I’m no longer afraid to use.


  1. I'm with you Karen. Diabetes has definitely helped me find my voice, and a reason to use it.

    Be sure to add your posts to the Diabetes Blessings Week round up. http://bit.ly/g1Sic1

  2. I LOVE your voice and I'm so grateful that you use it!
    Stay loud & proud sista!

  3. WOOT. Thank you for all you do Karen for all Type 1s...this "Type 3" thanks you from the bottom of her heart.

  4. I love the folks at WEGO, and I'm so glad you got to meet and hang out with them.

    I haven't met Jack yet, but I got to hang out with Bob a little bit at BlogWorld. He's a good guy.

    And I think they made an excellent choice in recruiting you to share your perspective.


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