In the past few weeks I have noticed an increase in comments around me related to the stereotypes and misconceptions about diabetes. It isn’t necessarily coming from family or people I am close to – I have no problem correcting them. It is more from acquaintances who are close enough to start a conversation but not close enough to actually know what they are talking about regarding life with diabetes.
Here’s the real problem – I don’t always correct them. Sometimes I just let the comment go. I love being a diabetes advocate, but I wish it wasn’t a 24/7 job.
Is there a such thing as advocacy exhaustion? Am I the only one that thinks it is sometimes easier to let a comment go than being the constant educator?
After a sunrise church service yesterday, I think I may be going back to work more tired than when I left on Friday.
P.S. Happy April Fools’ Day if you enjoy that type of stuff. I don’t like pranks so I hope to avoid the whole thing.
P.P.S. Wendy has the Best of the ‘Betes Blogs this month and she promises it will be up tonight. Stay tuned!