Diabetes Blog Week kicks off today and I’m thrilled to report that there are currently 159 participants signed up to blog along with all of us this week! If you still want to sign up, it certainly isn’t too late. Leave me a comment on the DBlog Week post or send an email to DBlogWeek@bittersweetdiabetes.com and I’ll add you to the list!! Now, on to my post for Day 1!!
Admiring our differences - Monday 5/9: We are all diabetes bloggers, but we come from many different perspectives. Last year, Diabetes Blog Week opened my eyes to all of the different kinds of blogs (and bloggers) out there – Type 1s, Type 2s, LADAs, parents of kids with diabetes, spouses of adults with diabetes and so on. Today let’s talk about how great it is to learn from the perspectives of those unlike us! Have you learned new things from your T2 friends? Are D-Parents your heroes? Do LADA blogs give you insight to another diagnosis story? Do T1s who’ve lived well with diabetes since childhood give you hope? Pick a type of blogger who is different from you and tell us why they inspire you - why you admire them - why it’s great that we are all the same but different!!
I love that the D-OC has so many different types of diabetes bloggers. I gain so much from reading and pondering other perspectives and situations. I love that we are all the same but different. So it was hard to decide exactly which type of blogger I wanted to talk about today. BUT I’ve had a certain post brewing in my head for a while and haven’t gotten it written yet. AND yesterday was Mother’s Day. AND next month we’ll celebrate Father’s Day. SO today I’m going to admire the D-Moms and D-Dads!!
The parents I’ve met, both on-line and off, who give their all 24/7 to help their children live happy, normal, healthy lives with diabetes impress and astound me each and every day. Reyna, Meri, Wendy, Lorraine, Renata, Trev . . . . I could continue this list all day and still not be able to link everyone. And I want to mention my Real Life friend Joan, who is a D-Mom Extraordinaire!!
I would like to thank you all for sharing so much about the job of being a full time pancreas for your child or children. You give me a much better understanding of a side of diabetes my own parents didn’t share much of, probably because they felt that burden should be theirs to bear. I know it can’t always be easy to share your experiences, but so many readers learn so much from you. You are heroes in my eyes.
And I want you to know, deep inside, I sometimes fantasize about completely handing over my D-Care to you for a day (or more??). Any takers???
Don’t forget to add your post to the Admiring our differences-Monday 5/9 Link List. Please enter YOUR BLOG’S NAME in the field marked Your Name and the link to YOUR SPECIFIC POST in the field marked Your URL.
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