Friday, May 29, 2009

Public Service Announcement

Before I get to the PSA, I wanted to say that I knocked over a full glass of iced tea on to my desk the other day and drowned my mouse and wet some of the keys on my keyboard so until I hook up new ones, I can't get to the photos saved on my computer and blog about the pincushion I made or tea towel I embroidered for my mom. Good thing I can get to Facebook from any computer!

Here's my PSA: Sonia Sotomayor has Type 1 diabetes. It's caused when the pancreas stops producing insulin. It has NOTHING to with diet or being overweight. If I read one more comment about her having type 1 diabetes because she's fat or ate too much candy or junk food, I am going to kill someone.

7 comments:

Miss 376 said...

I once emptied a cup of tea into the keyboard at work one evening. My boss was delighted

barbara said...

Hey, I was just checking on you because you'd been uncharacteristically quiet. Sorry about the iced tea mishap. Re the PSA: People are idiots, but you don't need me to tell you that.

Loralynn said...

Sometimes people are just so stupid! I dated a guy in high school that had type 1 diabetes. He was an athlete. I mean this guy was seriously buff! Body fat 0! I think that people just want to find any way they can to pick on other people. It's just mean.

Bunny said...

I don't know who that is, but sadly I am not surprised at the public stupidity surrounding her. Both Type 1 and 2 are in my family, but in no case was weight or junk food the cause.

Ignorance and a big fat mouth (or typing fingers) go hand in hand. Sigh.

Busym1 said...

If only one would think before they open thier mouth or type....you can never take it back....I dont' know her either, but I know alot of people witht eh disease and it's no fun at all....hugs, michelle

I am Arizona; a person, not a place. said...

Most people don't understand diabetes...and certainly not the difference between Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. Heck, most people don't even know there are 2 types. I think people think its about eating too much junk food since diet can help control it...its unfortunate, because it leads to a lot of stupid comments and false beliefs.

marybt said...

I think you are required by law to tell everyone who sponsors your PSA. Just sayin'. I'm sure it was Rachael Ray. :|

I want to know why everyone is so worked up about Ms. Sotomayor being a racist ... To me, it's much scarier that she has publically stated that she legislates from the bench. If I recall my history correctly (and, trust me, I do), our founders made 3 distinct branches of government for a reason.