Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Knowledge versus wisdom

Knowledge is knowing that tomato is a fruit.
Wisdom is knowing that you shouldn't put tomato in a fruit salad..

That goes for diabetes as well. Over the years, so many different articles have been published and new treatments were introduced. Times change so rapidly, that sometimes it's hard to keep up.

In the 9 years I have been "blessed" with D, I have learned so much. Although my grandmother was a diabetic, I didn't know much about the condition. I knew my grandpa had to shoot up insulin in her bum, but further than that? No.. we were ignorant at the time and there were no discussions with us children on the subject.. Later on in life, I found out that some of my aunts have diabetes too.
Once you're confronted with the disease, you either have the option to go hide yourself or to pull yourself together and learn more about your condition.

The first edition of Diabetesmagazine came in by mail. I'm very proud of this project and the lady behind it. She did a wonderful job at picking out themes and subjects for this more than interesting magazine. We were in touch on several occasions, to discuss the magazine and its contents. It's a positive approach and I like that. It'll be a magazine to keep, since there's also an interview with undersigned. Yes! Am I proud about that? You bet I am! I really like to inform people on diabetes and I'm more than willing to show them life doesn't have to end after the diagnosis. Times have really changed and diabetes gets noticed much sooner than in the old days. It's good to know the symptoms, so you can get treatment as soon as possible.

Feel free to order your own magazine. It's worth it..


Jangeox said...

I'm also very proud of you !

Bittersweet said...

merci hè zeg!