DSMA July Blog Carnival
The Diabetes Online Community, or DOC, is a pretty amazing thing. We each might be looking for something different from the DOC and we each have unique experiences. With that in mind, we’re looking back at the chat from June 13th called Winging It and would love to hear thoughts on the following sentence . . . .
The diabetes community has taught me how to _______ and _______.
I must say that was an amazing DSMA chat.
I went to bed smiling – feeling like all was well with the world.
That night when the same question was asked I answered the following:
“The DOC has taught me to NOT berate myself for not always being the perfect pancreas for my kids and to celebrate success”
BUT – there is so much more that I didn’t share because well – I was busy trying to keep up with all the ideas and thoughts other DOCers were sharing.
Some of the other tidbits of truth the DOC has taught me are:
- Unicorns are not just for little girls
- Diabetes is hard (I knew that but it’s nice to be validated)
- Complications are not inevitable
- That PWD and parents of CWD active in the DOC are funny, smart, supportive, tad bit crazy and a whole lot of fun
- I am not alone
- There is always new technology, studies, trials, and tools that I can learn about
- How to convert mg to mmol and visa versa (math hurts my head)
- That a No Hitter is not just in baseball
- It’s ok to have a bad day
- There are more families than I thought with multiple kids with diabetes (hate the cost of joining the club but the members are fabulous)
- Everything will be alright
What does the diabetes community mean to you?