back before i met the DOC, i never really thought about other people with diabetes. i kind of felt alone in my 'situation,' because i only knew a few people with diabetes, and the few that i knew who had type 2, i didn't know a lot about. and i didn't feel like i had much in common with them. but obviously, that's not true! through the DOC and other blogs, i DO have things in common with them. no matter what type of diabetes it is, we all have that common bond. it helps me feel like i'm not alone, i know there are others around that i share this disease with. (sorry people, i usually like sharing, but it bums me out that we share this.)
another thing i've learned a new perspective on is what it's like to be the parent of a child with diabetes. i guess i never really thought about it before a few months ago, because i was 'grown up' when i was diagnosed. i think reading some of the parent blogs have given me some insight to the way my parents might have felt or may still feel sometimes now. things i guess i don't think or worry about (or push to the back of my mind) because it's about me. i'm not stressing over it if it's happening to me, i'm doing what i can to control it and prevent future complications.
This post is part of the Second Annual D-Blog Week. Visit Karen's blog to check out all the participant's posts!