National Diabetic Pride Day

By markjohn1 Latest Reply 2009-03-06 12:16:15 -0600
Started 2009-02-02 00:03:32 -0600

Hi Everyone,
We started a community site for this cause which we also have a petition on the page that we will present to the President through Senator Edward Kennedy's Office at the end of the year. We would like to get april 8th 2010 as the first day to celebrate diabetic pride. Then after that each year on the same day.
Visit us at and sign the petition.

9 replies

2009-03-06 06:25:17 -0600 Report

I will sign the petition this morning! Thanks for posting! Angie

markjohn1 2009-03-06 12:15:23 -0600 Report

Thanks Angie. If you think of any other way to get the word out let me know.
I run 4 different communities in trying to support diabetics like us so I go and go all day. Then I host 4 Radio shows and 1 kids radio show. So I get the word out as much as possible.

GabbyPA 2009-02-03 09:42:36 -0600 Report

Is this going to be different from the World Diabetes Day that is celebrated around the world on November 14th every year?
How will this differ? What will it do?

markjohn1 2009-03-05 00:42:57 -0600 Report

Gabby Sorry tis took so long.
YEs it's different because this is about people standing tall to say I am a diabetic. Bringing awareness to where it belongs. To the people who don't know anything about diabetes and don't seem to care. World Diabetes Day is just that for the world and has a different venue
I want people here in the US to understand about this disease. Understand about the people who have it and recognize them as PEOPLE not ill people. We are no different than others but we are treated differently. So stop now because we are proud and are proud to say it.
Not everyone will agree with me and that is fine.
My philosophy for this is simple…
Have a DIABETARIFFIC DAY. that is my new word I am using to get people to feel good and have a positive attitude. I started a community for it on ning. We started a group on Facebook and where it goes from there who knows. I even posted about it here.

Try saying it DIABETARIFFIC. See what others are saying. That is what I am after with National Diabetic Pride Day.

GabbyPA 2009-03-06 07:21:40 -0600 Report

What kind of things do you want to have orgainzed to make this happen. I know it sounds a long way off, but time goes fast! I want to help make a difference. Let us know what your plans are and I will see how I can help. Awareness on any level is good.

markjohn1 2009-03-06 12:13:26 -0600 Report

Thank you Gabby,
Let me do some thinking over the weekend. I set up a petition on Care2 and I started a community for it at It runs along with my other sites on ning and I have a banner for the petition on my other communities that I Founded.
I do need help though so let me think and you do some thinking also. I love others giving ideas and making it happen with me. I am not about being alone on anything and don't want to be selfish in the rewards or outcome . I need all the help I can get.

markjohn1 2009-03-06 12:16:15 -0600 Report

By the way Gabby,
I also host 4 Radio shows on Blog Talk Radio for adults tuesday thru Friday then one kids show Sat morning.
I pass a lot of information out there also.

2009-02-02 11:13:47 -0600 Report

Thank you for this information. Health care is definately something that needs to be taken care of with the help of congress.

firefightermom 2009-02-02 12:54:44 -0600 Report

my name is on the list! Thanks so much. Shina comes in and right to the computer she goes tour kidz site. Be blessed, you have been a blessing. Thanks.

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