I could write a whole book on what I've learned from the DOC since I found you all in November. Really, I could. So I decided to stick with what I've learned from everyone during D-Blog Week. I learned a lot from the posts I read, and from comments on my blog and others. Not even the Blogger meltdown could stop us, yo! (I know this post is quite link-happy, but if you have a minute, check them out!)
So here are some things I learned this week:
- I am not the only one whose nightstand looks like a battlefield
- our fingers all look the same
- a lot of us have diabetes to thank for our food issues
- we all deal with diabetes guilt
- the fear of nighttime lows is universal
- rhyming words can convey some powerful stuff
- there are some wicked creative peeps in the DOC! Like Mike, Jacquie, Mike, and Hannah
- parents of CWD love the T1 bloggers as much as we love them!
- there are things we all hate about diabetes, and letting it all out is messy and emotional, but very liberating at the same time
- do not sit down to read any D-Blog Week posts without a full box of tissues standing by (for example, see here)
- no matter what you're going through, someone else out there is going through the exact same thing. Even if you think it's not possible. It's true.
- parents of CWD are AMAZING! I knew that already, but this week reminded me how much so.
- all children with diabetes are total rockstars! like Justice, Sugar, Sweetpea, Caleb, and Joe. Hi guys! *waves*
- we are stronger than we realize. Each and every one of us. Parents, CWD, PWD. Type 1, Type 2, LADA. All of us. Not that we don't struggle. We do. But we can do this.
And in case you didn't know, I LOVE THE DOC!!!!! :)