Sunday, May 15, 2011

What D-Blog Week Has Taught Me

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.
I'm sure my list could go on and on.  I've learned so much.  Many thanks to Karen for organizing D-Blog Week, and thanks to everyone who participated and commented.

And in case you didn't know, I LOVE THE DOC!!!!! :)


  1. WE LOVE YOU!!!

    Novemeber? Thats it! I remember when you first started blogging and tweeting. So glad you found me. Youre amazing Jess!!

  2. Right . BACK . AT. YA!!! I love you and have really appreciated your posts this week, your insight, and your support of others throughout the DOC.

  3. Great post, Jess! Thanks for the creativity shout-out, my friend. You're so right, so many amazing things in this community and I'm grateful to be a part of it and know each and every person!

  4. thanks jess for your kind words on my post. yours was one of the first blogs i "lurked" LOL!
    i am slowly stepping outside my box, by blogging, and i am having fun!

  5. What a GREAT post!!! Love that you put it into list format. I really enjoy your blog!!!

  6. Great round up Jess. And you're right, it has been an amazing week.

    The DOC raaaaaawwwks!

  7. Great list and so true! I love the DOC!! Thanks for commenting on my blog and I look forward to following your blog!

  8. I enjoyed your list! :) DOC is better than any therapy you have to pay hundreds for....

  9. I learned so much from the PWD this week. Your insight is so appreciated! You are so loved!

  10. I'm loving this format and the links (and I'm sorry I made you cry...but the letter still makes ME cry too so I understand)!

  11. I will read the letter when I have some tissues available...Thanks for the links. Good to "meet" you and looking forward to the future!