November 1, 2008

Diabetes Sux!

Hi Everykitty!
I have a favor to ask of you. I would like to raise awareness about Diabetes. November is national Diabetes month and my good pals at Zoolatry helped me make a badge and a very cool header to remind us that Diabetes is a terrible, sneaky, rotten disease that robs us of our health and our time and our money. You can read a lot about it here. My Mommy has had Diabetes for almost five years and she really hates it. I'd love nothing more than finding a cure for Diabetes and making it go away forever. It's worse than a pack of mean dogs standing in a sea of vacuum cleaners!
So here is the favor - please put my badge on your sidebar so that beans are reminded to take care of themselves (and us!). Eat healthy, exercise, reduce stress and take your medicines if you should. Make sure if you do have Diabetes to check your blood glucose every day! If you beans don't take care of yourselves, you won't be able to take care of us kitties! And that would be awful!
Thanks so very much from the bottom of my kitty heart!
Love and smoochies,

32 comments:

Gandalf and Grayson said...

We hung the badge proudly on our sidebar, Parker. Our Nana is diabetic and one of Mom's friend's is, too. It is a horrible disease that affects every major organ and we hope they find a cure soon!

Stellaluna said...

Parker, you're rigth my friend! Fortunately, anyone on my family has that, but we are also purring fur everyone who has this horrible disease. We're taking the badge too!

-Stella

Alasandra said...

We will put the badge on our sidebar ASAP.

We have a bean cousin who was born with diabetes, which is very rare. He almost died before they diagnosed him. ~S,S & C

Daisy said...

My grandma has diabetes! I just added the badge to my sidebar, too.

ps: The badge and your header look awesome!

KC said...

O, Parker,
I's agree. Diabetes is terrible. Mine Daddy Charley wuz just diagnosed wif it.
I will put yours badge on all our sidebars.
Love & Purrs,
KC

Forever Foster said...

Parker, we think this is a great idea, and applaud you for taking a stand! We will happily have your badge in our sidebar.

(p.s. you're looking mighty fine in that badge, too!)

Mickey said...

I will put that badge on my blog. I will purr for a cure too!!! Maybe someday :)
Purrs Mickey

Sweet Praline said...

I have the badge on my sidebar. My Mom's nephew has had diabetes since he was a toddler and she is always hoping for a cure!

Forty Paws said...

Parker, we will add your badge to our sidebar. We hope they find a cure for this disease!

Luf, Us

The Whiskers and Purrs Gang said...

Dearest sweet Parker,
We will make sure mommy puts the badge on our bloggy today. Our big brother, Ricky, had diabetes. It made him very sick and mommy had to check his blood sugar and give him shots every single day. We hate that ol' mean diabetes. We hope your mommy feels okay and always takes her medicines.

Very truly yours,
The Whiskers and Purrs Gang

Cory said...

My mom says she will try and figure out a way to place the badge near our guardian angel Maxfield. Maxfield passed away from diabetes before I was born. I understand he was one of the coolest cats every. It's a rotten horrible and awful disease.

xoxo Cory

Shadow / Molly said...

Way to go Parker! The mom has had this disease fer over 31 years. She hates it! We is goin to remind her to place that badge in her sidebar!!

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Yoo prolly amember dat our dad haf diabetes but don't take real good care of himself either. Dis makes mom mad. We is gonna put dat badge in our side bar and den we is gonna yell at daddy all day when he tries to sneak stuff he's not apposeta haf.

Kashim & Othello and Salome said...

we put it on our blog :)
hugs and smooches to you and your mom

Derby said...

You got it Parker! Smooches back at ya!

Colby and Cheddar said...

Our grandpa (Mom's Dad( has diabetes, and so does our Dad's Mom. We put your badge on our sidebar--by the way, that is one cool badge!

WhimPurr's Whim and the Whiskers said...

Whimpurr was diagnosed with Diabetes in Sept. 2003. We will gladly display your badge! *purrs*

Sabrina, Sam and Simon said...

As soon as we read this we had Momma put your badge on our sidebar, Parker! Momma knows a handful of people who have this icky disease, and our neighbor kitty Bing at the Bridge had it too, so we want to join in with you to help spread awareness.
Hugs, purrs and headbutts to you,
Sabrina, Sam and Simon

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Oops. This is what we came over for today. We started reading your Halloween post and forgot. But we came back. We're going to put it on our sidebar too.

Christine and FAZ said...

What a good idea. My human's family (mother and brother) both have diabetes and two of her friends at work so she is well aware of how important it is for everyone to look after their health. FAZ

Evie/VampyVictor said...

We will put this on our side bar as soon as we get a chance.
Our grand pa that we never knew died from it, well related to it (gangrene in his feets)
Feet care is very impawtant for sugar peoplez.
Our Auntie haz no legs now coz of it and has a pushy to get around.
My Momma is not supposed to go near sugar coz she already has glucose intolerance and the doctor said...
there is lots and lots of badness with sugar in our families, so we is very much behind finding a cure or at least an easier way to live with it.

V-

MaoMao said...

We Ballicai will put the badgie on our blog! And we're sendin lots of huggies and purrs to yur furry sweet Momma!

Kittyhugs and purrs from MaoMao!

The Cat Realm said...

We just put the badge in our sidebar.
Lots of purrs to your Mom - this is a horrible disease and we need to find a cure FAST!!!!

Halloween said...

Hi Parker and your people! Happy Halloween - a day late, but still Halloween weekend. It's the best day of the year!

We will put a diabetes badge up on my blog. We have family members with diabetes, so we understand. We send your Food Lady lots of love and good healthy wishes for every day.

Much love and many paws to you all,
Halloween

GRRRETA said...

We put your badge on our sidebar. We're so sorry your mommy has it. We hope they find a cure soon.

Rosie & Cheeto said...

oh, yer a grate publik survise announcer. Were going to spread the werd. Thanks Parker!

Khyra The Siberian Husky said...

I'm heading to put it on now BUT wanted to woo so furst!

My mom's furst Sibe Taltia was diabetikh in her last year or so - khaught her pee in a khup each morning and adjusted her insulin from that -

I'm sending LOTS of hugz&khysses your mom's way!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Poppy Q said...

Good on you Miss P, we agree and hope they find a cure for diabetes.

I don't know if your mommy saw any of the documentries on what is happening with some weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). They found that by reducing the stomach and removing the duodenum many patients were cured of diabetes, often days after surgery and before they had had any weightloss. See links : http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/22787261/
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2004/11/05/earlyshow/contributors/emilysenay/main653934.shtml

We hope that clever scientists and doctors are able to use this new information to help cure everyone with diabetes.

We are happy to help you out Miss Parker, and your great cause.

cyclone cats! said...

hi Parker!!
Sorry we haven't been by ina while.
We put up the picture for diabetes.
Our mom's dad has it and our MIG's mom has it. Our Ant Kat wants to work with people about diabetes.
Thanks for reminding us of this every year!!

Love from I O W A

Cheysuli and gemini said...

The Woman has been busily making signs and information to give out to patients on how acupuncture can help with diabetes. The office has quite a great deal of information. It does suck...

THE ZOO said...

we'll put tha badge up on owr blog too.

Cats~Goats~Quotes said...

Our Maggie Mae has diabetics, too. We are proud to put your badge (very nice) on our sidebar!
~ Anna Sue