Monday, January 24, 2011

diabetes is like barbie

i know you're asking yourself, how is diabetes (and PWD) like barbie? this makes no sense at all. au contraire my friend. (don't get all excited, i don't speak french. just that.) as i was thinking of blogging topics last night, and people who think they are little princess barbie, the two ideas meshed together. and here we are. let me explain.

you may think of barbie as one doll, but she has many personalities: veterinarian barbie, mommy barbie, fashion barbie, doctor barbie, among others.
many people see diabetes as one disease, but we know it has different types: type 1, type 2, gestational, etc...

barbie has many accessories: shoes, purses, hats, sunglasses, jewelry, the list goes on.
diabetes gives PWD many accessories: blood sugar meters, insulin pumps, insulin pens, (blunt) lancets, medical ID jewelry, the list goes on.

barbie does many activities: singing, dancing, swimming, soccer, volleyball...
PWD do many activities: singing, dancing, swimming, soccer, volleyball...

barbie has a 'virtual world' (did you know this? yeah, she does. when i was little she didn't. i googled for blog research purposes).
PWD have a virtual world! we have the DOC! :D

barbie looks like she doesn't have any flaws, but make her 'life size' and she'd fall apart.
diabetes is invisible, you might not see anything 'wrong' with us, but it is affecting us, all the time.

barbie inspires girls (and some boys. hey, don't judge) to grow up to be whatever they want (see personalities above)
PWD inspire everyone to be whatever they want to be, and to be who they are. in the DOC, everyone can be themselves, not be judged, and are encouraged by one another to achieve anything they set their mind to.

and finally...

barbie looks pretty and nice, but she can be a real bitch sometimes.
diabetes isn't pretty and nice, and it can also be a real bitch.


also: what the hell is THIS?:


  1. Nicely done, Meredith! :-)

  2. ho ho ho barbie? (ahaha punny)

  3. Nice :) I will never think of the Aqua song in the same way ever again :)