dear fake sugar,
we, citizens of life with diabetes, have come to know that your ability to sweeten soda, cake, cookies, ice-cream, candy, coffee, chocolate, tea, and more, like every pleasure in this world, comes with a price. it has come to the attention of many that consuming more than a little of you at once causes less than enjoyable and un-timely movements of the bowel.
diabetes has challenged our ability to embrace your arch nemesis, regular sugar. and because of that, since being diagnosed, we, as newly emerging citizens of life with diabetes, made agreements to use you as often as we could. we have held up our end of the bargain. However you have fallen short by the promises made on your side of the agreement.
yes, you sweeten. but with that sweetening, you bring both short term and long term consequences. We, the citizens of life with diabetes, petition your chemical nature and urge you to go out into the world and find who you really are, naturally. go out there and connect with the roots or who you were meant to be before you started beefing up with drugs and additives, bleach and refineries.
and if you cannot do that, the least you could do is introduce us to a friend you meet along the way, or a cousin who might better withhold the terms of agreement.
we, the undersigned, demand a new way to taste sweetness without the harmful side effects of real sugar OR the harmful effects of you, fake sugar.
sincerely these are signatures:
1. Sarah Splendid
2. Justin Sulin
3. Marc Sweelow
4. Arnold Aftertaste
5. Darla Dietary
6. Sir Poopsa Lot
7. Jesse Sickfromsugar
8. Derrick Didntgetdiabetesfromeatingtoomuchsugar
9. Mehad Fakesugarandgotsick
10. Nancy Neveragain
11. (ENTER YOUR NAME TO SIGN AS A COMMENT AND IT WILL BE ADDED)
Here is the prompt for today:
Recently various petitions have been circulating the Diabetes Online Community, so today let’s pretend to write our own. Tell us who you would write the petition to – a person, an organization, even an object (animate or inanimate) – get creative!! What are you trying to change and what have you experienced that makes you want this change? (Thanks to Briley of inDpendence for this topic suggestion.)