What is just so funny?
Is it that moment your doctor looks you dead in the eyes and tells you your child has type 1 diabetes.
Would that be funny to you?
Is it watching people holding your child down as they scream out in pain, yelling at you to make them stop as nurses and doctors try to hook they up to life saving iv drips and taking constant blood sugar checks because at any moment your child could seize or worse. Would that be funny?
Is it the realization that life as you knew it is done and a new way of living will have to be mastered in ordered for your child to thrive and grow? Would that be funny to you?
Maybe it's the constant worrying, the constant stress knowing that this is all up to you to keep your child alive, the minute by minute second guessing, are you doing this right? did you count the carbohydrates right? have you administered the perfect amount of insulin dose? Well does that seem funny to you?
Or maybe when you see your child lying lifeless on the floor and can't get up due to a low blood sugar, would that cause a smile to cross your face? Would it make you happy to know the damage that is occurring due to high blood sugar in your child's body on a daily bases?
Would you find it funny if the medicine that kept your child alive could in an instant cause their death? No, I guess that is not too funny either.
Is it the fact that at night I can't even enjoy watching a movie without the ever growing thoughts to go check my child to ensure she is still breathing? The fact that all you want for your child is to be safe and healthy and no matter how hard you try you can't promise them that. The fact that in order for your child to live you have to cause them pain multiple times on a daily basis, tear are shed, sadness is shared. Is it funny that my child has been in the hospital more times then I can count. Please answer me...is that funny to you?
Would it be funny to you that a single cold or illness could send your child to the ER?
NO... then what is just so funny? What is it that allows you to think words like diabetic shock, which by the way can kill someone with diabetes can be added to a pop song? just because it rhymes with the previous verse? What is so funny that you feel the need to take a picture of a JDRF fundraiser and make rude and inappropriate jokes about it? What is it about diabetes that people just don't seem to understand the seriousness, the destruction that this disease can bring?
Is it funny that my child has to bleed 10 times a day, is it a joke that her fingers are rough and full of holes. Well maybe it's the 5 shots of life saving insulin that my child gets or the thoughts of heart attacks, blindness, stoke, seizures, nerve and kidney damage, and even death...well those are not so funny.
Can someone please tell me what the hell is just so funny about diabetes that this disease is not taken seriously at all. Misconceptions are shared within jokes, misinformed people are featured on popular t.v. talk shows spreading this crap to the masses. Magazines publish lies and make money off of them. What is it about type 1 diabetes that people have such a hard time understanding the truth about this disease.
Does the hurt and sadness and loneliness people feel when dealing with this disease make you smile?
I'm confused....I think I missed the punch line!!
This post brought to you by a single picture shared on facebook...
then they wrote "hint...JDRF stands for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation"
someone commented "That's awful! It's amazing how many people out there need basic nutritional knowledge. And it's sad that most of those people have kids."
they wrote back "very ironic isn't it. Let's pump people full of sugar and redeem ourselves with a donation to combat what was caused by what we were just pushing! Sorry if that sounds confusing but it's that messed up!"
someone wrote"That's the most amazingly ridiculous thing I've ever seen. I'm totally reposting this."
This is something that I don't find funny at all!!
PEOPLE NEED TO STOP OPENING THEIR MOUTHS ON THINGS THEY OBVIOUSLY KNOW NOTHING ABOUT!!
Oh and thank you KFC for your donations and for your support of the JDRF and trying to find the cure!!