Day 2 Prompt for Blog 30 days of Diabetes: What issues are important to you? If you could tell your representatives one thing about diabetes, what would it be?
Current Blood Sugar: 157, this is a good number for me considering it is about 1.5 hours after lunch. Let's hope it goes down instead of going up!
So this prompt is a very hard one for me. I am often steer clear of discussing all things politics and generally all things religion. It's not because I don't have a point of view on these things (believe me I do!), I just prefer to keep them to myself. There are many things dislike about politics. But the one that I hate the most is that I often find that talking politics leads to a heated discussion...dare I say argument..about who is right and who is wrong. I generally just like to avoid these confrontations because I truly believe that a person's opinion is just that and your opinion cannot be right or wrong, it is what you feel is right and who am I (or who are you) to tell me what I believe is wrong?
When it comes to healthcare and diabetes, I am torn. I am grateful to have awesome insurance. I cannot say enough about how well my insurance company treats me. I have not once run into any problems with care or diabetes supplies. My hubby and I have worked very hard to get where we are today and he has worked very hard to secure a career with a company that provides top of the line insurance. I am privileged in this aspect, I know that.
The new healthcare reform scares me a little because it threatens to take away some of coverage that my insurance offers. On the other hand it is the best thing that has happened to diabetics in a long time. I know some day hubby wont have this job and it scares me to death what that will mean for my care. I think it is so important that healthcare be provided to those that need it most and that pre-existing condition policies should be eliminated.
The issues that are most important to me revolve around my healthcare. I want to be able to keep my good insurance and I want others who do not have good insurance to be able to get it. I want to be able to get quality supplies and healthcare at reasonable price. I want education about diabetes to be above all on the top of the list.
If I could say one thing to a representative about diabetes...I honestly don't think I could do it. I have never been able to say one thing about diabetes to anyone. I either find myself having to dispell myths or explain my day-to-day care, or tell someone the difference between Type 1 and Type 2, etc, etc. There is no "one" thing you can say about diabetes becuase so many people don't understand the disease. Maybe this is what I would say to a politician...maybe that is the best thing you can say to anyone...."please understand."