I just read an incredibly cruel and ignorant post on the #diabetes tag, aaaaand. Well, I need to take a few more deep breaths.
So hey, fellow diabetics of all types, I propose we start tagging OUR stuff with #actuallydiabetic (no spaces.) I think there are a lot of us who are frustrated with the irrelevance and ignorance of a lot of what gets posted to the #diabetes tag by non-diabetics, and this would go a very long way toward giving us a space that is safe and just ours. The disabled community of tumblr uses #actuallydisabled in this way for the same reasons, and it works very well.
The big thing is to get us all consistently using it, and to spread the word so that more of us are using it. So please, share share share, and tag tag tag, and share some more. Life’s too short to deal with BS.