Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Please, Ricki!

I  was thinking this morning about what I wanted to share with you today.  I had lots of ideas in my head but none where really tugging at my heart today.  Until Ricki Lake made a ignorant statement on Good Morning America this morning.  

Ricki made the comment this morning, when talking about her new book, that suggested that Juvenile Diabetes is preventable. Ricki has posted this correction to her statement on Facebook page which was also posted on ABC's website.  

"When speaking about my new book and AllStride program to combat childhood obesity earlier this morning on Good Morning America, I commented that Juvenile Diabetes was preventable when in fact it is Type 2 Diabetes. This was a mistake on my part and in no way was meant to offend anyone dealing with the very serious disease of Juvenile Diabetes."

Ricki, We fight these misconceptions EVERY DAY!  It is NO help when you goes on a television show that is watched by MILLIONS of viewers and spew more misconceptions.  The media (in general) is ALWAYS putting these misconceptions out there; never distinguishing between Type 1 and Type 2.  

Please Ricki.  I get it, you made a mistake, you misspoke yourself. Whatever the case YOU have a chance to make this right TONIGHT, for the MILLIONS of people who watched you on air this morning. For my daughter and all the other children who suffer from this horrible disease, PLEASE make an ON AIR correction statement on BOTH of the shows you will be appearing on tonight. That would be the BEST way to help us clear up all the misconceptions that you helped put out there this morning. Please do it for all us mom's out who have the full time job (as in 24/7/365) of being Artificial Pancreas's for our children. 

We do everything we can to put a stop to these misconceptions. Will you please do your part and help us out?  

I will thank you. My daughter will thank you.  All the other D Mamas and their children out there who are fighting for the same thing will also thank you. 


Alexis of Justices Misbehaving Pancreas said...

Dont mess with the D mamas!! I will be watching tonight and she better get it right and give us our deserved apology!

Nicole said...

great post keep advocating!! and speaking the truth of type 1 diabetes!

Reyna said...

Thank you Heather.

Laura said...

She did a great job with her apology - too bad Joy Behar was so RUDE!

Misty said...

I thought Ricki did a great job correcting herself last night. Sorry Joy had to be so rude, making light of it and cutting her off though!


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