What really made my day was listening to Dr. David Harlan of UMass Memorial speak. Five minutes in to his presentation I had chills, Dr. Harlans life is finding a cure for diabetes. From listening to him speak I learned a lot about the history of diabetes and also why it is so hard to find a cure for the disease. Dr. Harlan is a very smart man who works tirelessly to make life better for people living with diabetes. After listening to him speak I would do anything Dr Harlan asked, he is the Vince Lombardi of diabetes research. He knows what he wants and will do all of the work necessary to get the results he desires. It was a moving presentation and I wish more people were able to attend the presentation.
Events like the one I attended are taking place all over the world, I encourage everyone to try to attend some kind of diabetes event in the next month. You will come out of the event with a new understanding of diabetes. You do not have to be living with diabetes to attend, diabetics need everyones help. Someone in your life is affected by diabetes in someway, going to a diabetes event will help you to care for a person living with diabetes. As diabetics we can not win the fight against diabetes alone, we need your help. It doesn't have to be on a grand scale, it can be as simple as asking a person living with diabetes what his or her blood sugar was. Believe me as a person living with diabetes when someone asks what my blood sugar was or is it lets me know that they care and want to help in someway.