November is Diabetes Awareness Month! I am pleased to present you with D-Quote, a Diabetes Light initiative that gives voice to our community and helps provide awareness for this challenging invisible condition. Thank you for reading. I encourage you to pass these meaningful quotes and stories along to increase our advocacy and outreach efforts. All advocacy moves us closer to a cure. Thanks for your help! 🙂
**A special thanks to our community members for taking the time to write and bravely share their stories and experiences to provide diabetes awareness.
I have to share this quote from Quinly. I asked her one day about a week ago to tell me all about diabetes. This is some of what she said. I don’t know if this is what you had in mind for quotes, but this is some of what she said. It made me laugh and broke my heart a little at the same time. People always told me that it was better that she was diagnosed so young she would never know any different. But, being surrounded by 5 siblings that do not have to do what she does every moment of her life, I disagree.
Wife to a T2 and mom to a T1
“*Debbie bought me diabetes when I was a little baby. Debbie has diabetes and she sells it to people. Insulin can poke us. Can we go back to my office and give them my diabetes back? Big girls don’t have diabetes.”
-Quinly, age 3
Diagnosed with Type 1 at age 19 months on 3/17/2012
*Name changed to protect the innocent diabetic educator, who we love.
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