Happy Diabetes Blog Week!
Lets kick off the week by talking about why we are here, in the diabetes blog space. What is the most important diabetes awareness message to you? Why is that message important for you, and what are you trying to accomplish by sharing it on your blog? (Thank you, Heather Gabel, for this topic suggestion.)
This blog started in the hospital during diagnosis as an unplanned sharp allow jab to anyone in the vicinity who might receive it. WTF?! Will you look at this? I could not BELIEVE it! We were not a disease-style family, and then suddenly were. W. T. F.
This blog continued as I could ponder things or ask very specific d-questions (what the different sizes of bubbles in the tubing mean) and get answers from some very patient angels who could have easily pointed me to Google. Instead, people spoon-fed me the information I sought in a cheep-cheep-cheeping baby bird way. Cheep cheep! Help! I can’t fly! Nom nom nom thank you.
Then this blog continued for more WTF flailing elbow jabs as assorted people acted like dicks, a celiac diagnosis was delivered, a Dexcom receiver was lost, Peep doughnuts, TrialNet, child #2 & me, etc.
Concurrently it became a place for me to store recipes. These are for things I want to remember to make and eat again. At the end of each year, they are complied into a tiny book that I send to people who tell me what to make. I use this space for that a lot.
The point is no point. No one is less forward-thinking or policy oriented. No one raises less money. No one is more myopic. This blog attempts to be warts and all (but with cute skirts), and is often 100% warts—maybe even bloody warts with hairs and tentacles. I flip out, over indignities real and imagined, and attempt to remember things that worked out ok. I explode with gratitude on a semi-regular basis (but like for a good gluten free pretzel, not to the heavens), and maybe connect to someone who understands not only my situation but also my response to it. I believe there have been two of those. It is enough.
Read more purposes of people’s blogs here. Oh gosh. When I went there (<–the link), I saw some of my favorite names on the list already. I can’t wait to read! You guys.