This is about the Diabetes Awareness Challenge. I took a photo--admittedly not one of my best, but one I felt summed up the idea of being a diabetic in today's world--to submit to the contest. After all, I've been a Type 1 diabetic for all but 9 of my 56 years. I guess I was a little disappointed at some of the entries, especially so many photos of fruit. Yes, eating fruit is healthy, exercising is healthy, I guess I didn't expect the challenge to be so based on Type 2 Diabetes. There is a big difference: i.e., with Type 1, it didn't matter what I ate, I was genetically deficient in the DNA that kept my pancreas working, so it stopped. It almost killed me. With Type 2, proper eating and taking proper care of oneself can stave off, sometimes stop, or at least better treat the disease. I wish I, and others like me, had that option. Diabetes is NOT a pretty picture. This is not really a complaint, but a concern--that the creator of the challenge seems to not know the difference. I didn't enter expecting to win anything, but to help educate in a non-metaphorical way. It's a point that is important to me, for obvious reasons.