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I WILL scream for ice cream

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I am not typically one who fights in every diabetes advocacy battle. I prefer to let the way I live my life to demonstrate my advocacy.


don’t you dare try to threaten my ice cream supply!

When Wendell Fowler wrote his “news” article questioning the logic of a fundraiser for diabetes that involved ice cream and likened it to serving an alcoholic a beer, I don’t think he had any idea of the power of the community that he had angered. He actually deleted the original article, but a copy of it can be found here.

There are some half-hearted, back-pedaling nonsense follow up articles here and here.

But let’s not focus on that, let’s focus on the power of the diabetes community to unite behind a cause.

Let’s focus on the event on Facebook that at the time of writing this post has 2,446 members. Let’s focus on the Twitter hashtag #takethatwendell where you can see even more updates (and pictures) of people enjoying their ice cream with family and friends.

Let’s focus on great friends who I explained the story to, and who were more than happy to join me in this fight!

peanut butter cup perfection!
Yes - I can eat that!



5 responses

  1. Great pics!!!!!!! We had Nutter Butter Dairy Queen Blizzards here. Awesome Ice Cream Social. 🙂

  2. I almost didn’t have time for ice cream yesterday. So at 8:30 I ran out to the closest place I could think of, Baskin Robbins and devoured something peanut buttery and chocolatey. It was good, but not as enjoyable since it was spiteful eating. Oh well.

  3. Great pictures and ice cream awesomeness, Sara!

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  5. The one good things about Mr Fowlers pathetic article was it does create an opportunity to educate others. I said I was attending the Ice Cream Social on Facebook and then had several people ask me about it. I had the opportunity to educate several people about Type 1 Diabetes.

    I wish people like Mr. Fowler would simple keep their mouth shut, but when they do put their foot in their mouth it give us an opportunity to educate even more people.

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