It’s Day Two of the Sixth Annual Diabetes Blog Week. Before I jump into today’s topic, I wanted to take a moment to thank Scott Benner for hosting me on the Juicebox Podcast. I had a great time chatting with Scott. If you’d like to have a listen, you can find the episode here.
Okay, on with #DBlogWeek. Today’s topic is Keep it to Yourself. Many of us share lots of aspects of our diabetes lives online for the world to see. What are some of the aspects of diabetes that you choose to keep private from the internet? Or from your family and friends? Why is it important to keep it to yourself? (This is not an attempt to get you out of your comfort zone. There is no need to elaborate or tell personal stories related to these aspects. Simply let us know what kinds of stories we will never hear you tell, and why you won't tell them.) (Thank you Scott E of Rolling in the D for this topic.)
I'm pretty much an open book when blogging about anything diabetes related. I’ll share my triumphs and my struggles, the things that work for me and the things I need to improve, and even some fairly personal stuff that has to do with diabetes. If something doesn’t have a diabetes connection at all, I’m probably not likely to share it because this is a diabetes blog, right? And anyway, diabetes seeps its way into an awfully big chunk of our lives, doesn’t it?
There is, however, one diabetes story I haven’t written about in detail. And that is the Glucagon story. I did write a tiny bit about the incident but at the time I didn’t feel up to rehashing all of the details.
Honestly, even though it’s now almost two years later, I still can’t bring myself to write about it. I’ve told the story to friends in person. I carry guilt over what happened that night. Part of me feels like I should share so others can learn from the mistakes I made. But overall, I just don’t want to. And I think maybe I never will. And I’m trying to decide if that’s okay, or if it’s a blogging fail.
Here are more Keep it to Yourself - Tuesday 5/12 posts.
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