This post is part of the Second Annual D-Blog Week. To take part, check out the details on Karen’s blog! And thanks, as always, to Karen for organizing such a great advocacy effort.
Today’s Prompt: Admiring our differences: 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 read a lot of diabetes blogs. My Google Reader is clogged with about fifteen daily reads and then another 20 occasional reads. And there are definitely different types of d-blogs. There are mommy blogs, type 1 blogs, type 2 blogs, video blogs, I-use-a-pump blogs and I-eat-low-carb blogs. And I read them all. And I could easily turn this list into lessons learned from my blog buddies (lesson: you can re-use syringes; lesson: carb-counting; lesson: sign-up for a free meter and get a free vial of test strips; etc). But instead I wanted to focus on one particular lesson I’ve learned from my blog buddies: Humor is a particularly effective medicine to use for diabetes management.