I’m participating in the 3rd Annual Diabetes Blog Week. This is my first year (clearly) participating and I’m pretty excited to take part in this online community event. Anyway, onto today’s topic:
Find A Friend
I didn’t really know anyone with Type 1 diabetes when I was first diagnosed so I turned to my trusty friend Twitter a few weeks out of the hospital and searched for “diabetes.”
The first two Twitter users who popped up were Kerri at Six Until Me and Allison who writes for Diabetes Mine. From following these two and reading their posts, I found a whole slew of people who comprise this thing called the DOC (Diabetes Online Community).
I feel like there are far too many diabetes bloggers that I’ve come to read regularly (and occasionally comment on) so I’ll just share with you a few of the first connections I made after Kerri and Allison.
- Cherise, the founder of DSMA and a fellow pod person, answered all sorts of questions for me when I was looking into an insulin pump
- Stacy, the Girl with the Portable Pancreas, was also a great question answerer and the amazing retweeter of all blog diabetes-related and overall awesome
- Kim, of Texting My Pancreas and the brains behind The You Can Do This Project, gave me my first digital high five for a perfect 100 blood sugar reading
I wouldn’t know any of these ladies without the aid of the internet. Not a single one of them is in Ohio. Luckily, the internet lead me to another NEO T1 blogger: Lisa of Lisa From Scratch. Lisa and I have yet to meet in person (but we totally should), but it’s comforting to know there’s another diagnosed as an adult, type one lady living it up in Cleveland.
One of my favorite pastimes is clicking through the d-blog links. It helps us know we aren’t alone.
Stay tuned tomorrow for one good thing.
eek! that;’s me! we will meet one day soon, I promise you that.
I look forward to it! Especially since I’m now on the list for NEO JDRF events!
Thank you so much for the mention, Rachel! I’m so glad I was able to have answered some questions for you and to have “met” you in the twitterverse 🙂
Awesome post, I have a few more blogs to check out now thanks! I’m new to the DOC and I’m glad i discovered it early on! Nice blog, i like that layout!
Hi Drew, thank you so much for the compliments! I hope you’re able to make the connections you need within the DOC.
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