Ever sit down to a delicious holiday dinner surrounded by your family and then a telemarketer calls? As a Type 1 diabetic, I have had many well-intentioned people interrupt my day to tell me the latest tips, tricks and cures for something I have had to deal with for the last 16 years of my life that they have never experienced firsthand, diabetes. You might wonder why many of us seem to get easily irritated by your flippant casual tweets and emails when you can’t begin to understand the utter struggle, pain and frustration we have been through-because if you could for just one day walk a mile in our shoes you would never behave as you do. Today I implore anyone who cares about Afrezza, and want it to succeed (which it will) to please leave all diabetics on social media alone, especially if you are a non-diabetic who happens to also be a shareholder in MannKind and think you are doing all those you come into contact with a huge favor —you are actually not. In fact, while some of the comments are well-meaning, there are others that could be construed as inappropriate and insensitive. By all means visit message boards, stocktwits and copy every tweet or post you see, but I ask you to please refrain from interrupting someone’s family conversation (yes, as diabetics we have a unique interrelated connection and bond that you can never understand, and which I pray you will never have to) by tweeting or posting your two cents. For many people, including me, Afrezza is a lifeline and I do not think I could live without it. When I see “pushback” by diabetics I cringe, and it hurts because I feel like your financial good intentions to spread the message has blinded you to seeing there is a real person who will only trust and listen to a fellow warrior in the battle, and they (along with everyone they come into contact with) might reject or miss this “life-changing” drug based on your inappropriate behavior–can you blame them? If this person unintentionally may have been you, would you please not post. If you wish to make a difference, consider giving to your local JDRF chapter or take time to volunteer at a diabetes non-profit organization or event in your community–put your words into action. I thank each and every one of you for your heart of understanding on this matter and I will continue to increase awareness of this new and amazing insulin for all diabetics. We all know Afrezza is the very best you can get, and the daily photos of all the Dexcom monitors of Afrezza users prove it. If you come across someone who seems like a “non-diabetic” telemarketer interrupting a family get-together would you please request they stop or send them a link to this message. Thank you for listening and thanks also for your messages of support!