I am no longer alone!

Today something huge happened. Something that shows we are not alone as diabetics or PWD (whichever way you prefer to be called). Today www.tudiabetes.com reached 10,000 members! This is an amazing, awesome thing!

It got me thinking about what this community means to me over the short time I have been a member. I joined tu about 9 months ago. Although I had been working in IT for over 13 years, it had never occurred to me to look online for help with my diabetes or to connect with others with diabetes! That is how alone and isolated I felt in this disease. I came across this brave, new world through YouTube, from 1HappyDiabetic’s profile. From there I realized the wealth of information and the ability to connect with others in no time. I quickly joined www.tudiabetes.com. Since that time I have made new friends, gotten help when I needed it, helped others in need, had people who understood what I go through taking care of my diabetes, became a blogger, became a twitter freak, and I have felt connected for the first time in my life. I am no longer alone! What a precious gift to know you are truly connected to others in your life. Words cannot do justice to the feelings…

Many thanks to Manny and his team for making this forum available. Thanks to all the bloggers out there who work hard to give us information and a forum for our cause. And thanks to all of you out there coming to connect with others and share part of yourself.

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I AM SOOO HAPPY to be the 1st to comment! I love your title to this Blog post. Because your title really tells it all. The hardest part for me with my diabetes was talking about it. I DID feel alone. On a whim I put up some videos on youtube to see if anyone would notice me. I just wanted to see if there was anyone out there that felt like me. I am so happy to have had conversations back and forth with you. I love how you have reached out to help other newly diagnosed diabetics out there. YOU HAVE HELPED many people with your experience and wisdom. You should feel proud!

You are not alone! That was my MAIN reaction after joining this community as well! :slight_smile: :slight_smile: :slight_smile:

Great stuff Manny, and congrats all of us!

Ciao, Luca

Dear Diet Coke buddy, I raise one in toast to you & the rest of tudiabetes!

Where’s the non-alcohol, sugar-free champagne when you need it to toast to this special occasion? LOL Everything you said is so true. Here’s some sunshine love heading your way. Patti