When I’m in the zone my thoughts are dictated by the music or book that I’m listening to. What follows is only a preview of what you will be reading about for a long period of time. My thoughts are random but I believe they are great thoughts and I’m excited to share them. The first green it was Snow Patrol so I was rocking out and having a good time. For the next three greens I listened to It’s Not About the Bike by Lance Armstrong. I’ve listened to the book probably a good twenty times. Today while I listened I began to think about how Diabetes could get national attention or raise peoples knowledge of the disease. What follows is a little odd but if you think about it, it makes sense. The crazy thought today was why hasn’t a Muppet on Sesame Street had diabetes?? No, not cookie monster, that’d just give everyone the wrong idea about diabetes. Introduce a new Muppet that has the disease, the Muppet could have a pump or have to take shots. The first few episodes that the Muppet is on he or she explains the basics of the disease, maybe it takes place at Hoopers store with Elmo and a human. If Elmo approves a diabetic then children from three on will. As time goes on maybe the Muppet is playing baseball and gets low, Elmo or Telly realize that the Diabetic Muppet isn’t acting normal. They suggest the Muppet tests its blood sugar and then has to eat and drink. The diabetic Muppet could do a lot for people’s knowledge of the disease, first off it would inform children about Diabetes. Kids love to ask questions, which bring in the parent. The parent will watch parts of the show with children; the parents will gain knowledge by watching or after the child asks millions of questions. If the child continues to ask questions I’m almost certain that the parents will read up on the disease to stop the child from asking so many questions.
You may be thinking that this sounds good but it could never happen. I say why not, Sesame Street has been introducing everything to children for the past forty-three years. In that time the show has had children with physical and mental challenges and disabilities. Diabetes is long overdue.
There are those that look at things the way they are, and ask, 'Why?' I dream of things that never were, and ask 'Why not?'
Robert Francis Kennedy