Friday, July 20, 2012

July's Blog Carnival

So the though provoking discussion has been raised by the DSMA (Diabetes Social Media Advocacy) and I am SO excited to answer. The discussion raised is The diabetes community has taught me how to _______ and _______.

The diabetes community has taught me how to be a good educator and listener

When my daughter Aly was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes five and a half years ago I was taken aback. I barely had even heard of Type 1 Diabetes.

When my daughter was diagnosed I turned to Facebook, I turned to groups of parents that were dealing with the trials and tribulations of parenting children with diabetes. These groups along with Aly's diagnosis helped me find my passion of educating others about Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes while also being a support system for others.

The diabetes community has taught me to listen to others and what they are saying, it has taught me that just because we are all tied together by 1 diagnosis everyone's story is different while sometimes being the same.

It has taught me that people care, people truly care about others .... On a good day, bad day, crazy day, no matter what ... people care and are there to listen

The diabetes community has taught me that family is not just a blood relation. Family can be everyone and anyone, I feel so close to so many of the family and individuals linked to Type 1 Diabetes

I promise as a member of the diabetes community to always be there ... day or night ... all it takes is a text message, a Facebook message, a Twitter message, a comment on my blog ... Just get a hold of me one way or another and I will be there!!


Karen said...

This post left me with such a big smile on my face!! I really do feel like we've got a great community in the DOC, and I feel so lucky that you are a part of it.

Insulin Princess said...

Thank you Karen