It is reasonable to believe Diabetes Awareness is bigger than a diabetes awareness “month”, right? Living this disease day in and day out for over 12 years speaks more than an arbitrary allotment in a calendar. Sometimes speaking with one collective voice makes a difference (like #DOCasksFDA), but individual stories, whenever and wherever they are told are just as impactful.
Also, your diabetes (advocacy) may vary.
To that end, please read Dayle’s post about her perspective on Diabetes Awareness Month. It’s pretty great.
Full disclosure: I love her.