November is National Diabetes Awareness Month!
…And I am NOT! READY! FOR! IT! AT ALLLLLLLLLL!
I can’t be the only one in the diabetes online community who is feeling apathetic (at best) for a month that I’m normally thrilled to celebrate. After all, I love being a diabetes advocate!
But this year…the mere prospect of it just feels like it’s a little much.
It’s a little much in a year in which the world is facing a pandemic.
It’s a little much when potentially the most important U.S. presidential election in history is also happening this month.
It’s a little much when I’m dealing with a HELLUVA lot of other things in my personal life – mostly good things, but ones that happen to be highly stressful.
It’s just…when I think of it…how can I approach this National Diabetes Awareness Month with all the enthusiasm that I’ve showed it in past Novembers?
I don’t know how to answer that question right now, but I do suspect that I’ll muster up some of my advocacy spirit once I start seeing posts and prompts from the diabetes online community.
Which makes sense…after all, we turn to one another when we deal with the literal and figurative lows of life with diabetes. So it’s perfectly logical to have faith in knowing that this will be a great November with the trusty DOC supporting me.