United We Stand, Divided We Fall

I have mentioned a couple times about being frustrated with the way the DOC seems to be headed – my last post was on September 1st and talked about that very issue. From posts that I see, I can tell I am not the only one feeling that way. I have felt that I have a major disconnect with the DOC and feel like I am on the outside looking in. As much as I would love to payback the help that I have received, I really don’t want to be on the inside of a community that is heading the direction it is going – and it seems to be getting worse on a daily basis.

A couple weeks ago, I logged into Facebook and saw 3 of my d-friends comment about being frustrated. Pretty sad when November is supposed to be diabetes awareness month and a time that we should rally together and bring attention to our cause. Unfortunately, I feel exactly like they do and I personally have no desire to take part in whatever “festivities” are going on this month because I am not very proud of the DOC at the moment.

Then Sunday night, I logged into Facebook and saw this:

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Obesity, Type 2 Diabetes, Amputations and Fake Ads

Last night, I read an article about New York City’s latest shock and awe ad campaign. The ad is shown below and you can read the Boston.com Daily Dose article that I read here.

NYC Obesity Ad

Before I start on my little rant here, I wanted to share two other articles. Sysy of The Girls Guide to Diabetes wrote about the ad here. Riva Greenberg of the Huffington Post wrote a previous article about diabetes shock and awe campaigns that you can read here. Both articles are well worth reading.

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