Diabetes Blog Weekly Update #13, December 5, 2012
Breaking away from the crowd to prove them wrong.
Mike reflects on what he's thankful for, and it is an especially big year for him. To celebrate his 30th year of living with type 1 diabetes, he's raising the bar on his fundraising and advocacy activities. He and his friends are powerhouses working hard for all of us.
Being a data freak doesn't necessarily help when it comes to diabetes.
Chris speaks volumes with a picture and a few short sentences in this post. It's something that many of us deal with, and something that I'm sure frustrates more than most of us. What do we do with all of the information we have?
D-Moms are made of what?
Another incredible post by Meri, who never fails to move me with her strength and creative inspiration. In this post she talks about the many things D-Moms are made of, and it's a real eye-opener.
The DOC helps this person be an empowered patient.
Kelly Booth shares a post about how she has changed as a patient since finding the Diabetes Online Community (DOC). She has jumped into the driver's seat when it comes to her health care team, and her diabetes management has improved because of it.
Dirty underwear and used test strips on the 5 o'clock news.
Dave might be the most able to survive in the rough, but he knows that mother nature is not to be underestimated. When it comes to storms and big weather events, he's more likely to high-tail it out of town for an impromptu vacation.
On the smell of insulin, and how perspectives change things.
Renza talks about a simple statement that changed the way she sees the medicine we use to stay alive. Maybe it's more appropriate to say the way she smells the medicine we use to stay alive. Funny how perspective can change so much of how we feel.
A Joslin prompt: Why, best, and worst.
We get a glimpse into Kim's story here, learning about why she started blogging, what she loves about it, and what she doesn't love so much about it. I think she shares feelings that many people experience, and that easy connection is part of what makes her great.
The entire family is affected by diabetes.
This day celebrates an often forgotten member of the diabetes family, and this post is a great example of what this is all about. Dealing with the good times and bad times, the fun times and the hard time, these guys and gals are an important part of the team.
People living with type 2 diabetes online? Where are they?
Sue wonders if we don't see more people with type 2 diabetes online because there is so much negative stereotypical stigma in society? How can there be so many people with type 2 diabetes in the world, yet so few online telling their story?
5 December 2012 at 1:15 pm
Great wrap up, Scott! Thanks for doing this!