The stop diabetes campaign

By Dev Latest Reply 2011-03-13 21:38:43 -0500
Started 2011-03-12 20:16:25 -0600

I was looking through the ADA website to find information about the diabetes expo Runthi posted about and came to this blog page "Tell Congress to Stop Diabetes!"
On March 10, people were urged to call into congress and urge your senator to increase 2012 funding for diabetes research and prevention programs.
I was wondering if anybody called and what was the reaction on the other side?

Also, I was wondering if anybody has a reaction to the wording 'Stop Diabetes'. It feels like a misrepresentation. Don't you think? It is not an infectious disease that can be stopped. Some time back I read a discussion about CDC's use of words 'prevent diabetes'

I feel that using words like 'stop diabetes' ADA might be doing a disservice by adding misconceptions to already misunderstood disease.

Tags: advocacy

3 replies

Tigereyze209 2011-03-13 21:38:43 -0500 Report

Hmmm.. if it WAS contagious, I can think of a few political types I'd not mind passing it on to… oh well, back to the "real" world…

Jeannie Holmes
Jeannie Holmes 2011-03-13 17:13:16 -0500 Report

I agree with you. The wording is bad! It's hard enough when the public think we have done this to ourselves with out them inforcing it with the wording they use! I'm on the ADA e-mail list and wish I had never signed up for it. All they ever do is ask for money.