Sunday, May 15, 2011

things i've learned

a post about stuff we've learned from other blogs or the experience of coming together online...
i have only been doing this a very short time, but i must admit, it has a really nice feeling to it.  and by that i mean simply that after many, many years of feeling alone, in this Diabetes thing, i feel like i have finally come home.  the blogs i've "lurked", and there have been quite a few in a short period of time, have opened my eyes!  i realize, finally, i am not alone.  there are others out there, going through the same things and they understand exactly what i'm going through!   i love my family and they are truly understanding about the Big D, but they don't always get it!!  and all of you do!!!!  whether you are d-rents, type 1's yourselves, or type 2's, you get it!! i thought that perhaps i was the only one whose lip does a funny little thing when i'm low, or whose tongue seems to sometimes go numb. i know now that i'm not!!  i don't know any other diabetics personnally, so this is the next best thing!  i have decided, because of this community, to become more involved with diabetes in my own community.  i have lots of things to offer, and have kept them to myself, for different reasons.  perhaps one of which was, as much as my mother did during the early years, diabetes was not really spoken of.  extended family asked how things were going, but no details were shared. "she's doing fine" was the standard answer.  so i suppose as a kid that sort of stuck with me.  for years i went along "dealing" with, and "doing fine"(but not really)  with diabetes, but not talking about it with others or sharing my thoughts and feelings.  
here, i have found a voice, and i'm thankful for that!!!    


  1. so glad i found your blog this week!

    it's easier to say everything's fine, even when it's not. the DOC helps me be more honest in acknowledging both the good and the bad.

  2. i totally get that now! especially cause now i feel as if everyone knows what i'm talking about. my friends and family are all non-D's and so although they are willing to listen, they don't really understand!

  3. You are definitely not alone - I'm glad you know that now. Keep sharing!!