Today’s post: As another Diabetes Blog Week draws to a close, let’s reflect on some of the great bloggers we’ve found this week. Give some love to three blog posts you’ve read and loved during Diabetes Blog Week, and tell us why they’re worth reading. Or share three blogs you’ve found this week that are new to you.
I want to read every single blog post for every day. I’m pretty sure that’s what I’ll be doing for the next couple weeks. I’ve only scratched the surface with all these amazing posts and I’m looking forward to reading more. My blog roll has certainly grown this week and I know it will only continue to get longer.
What I’ve most enjoyed about this week is all the different emotions that I personally experienced reading these posts. Some of them made me smile and laugh out loud. Some of them made me sad. Reading a few posts, I was scared for the person, but then happy to hear that everything worked out. Some made me angry! Angry at the mistreatment, injustice, and challenges that people had to deal with. Some heartfelt posts touched somewhere deep inside. Many posts made me happy for the person. Sometimes as I read, I was nodding along, thinking to myself, “I feel the same way!” or “that happened to me too!” I connected to the person and to their experience even though we’ve never met. But most importantly, this week made me feel supported. Your comments and tweets reaffirmed why I started my blog. This week has made me feel both proud and fortunate to be part of the DOC. I can’t wait to read more about your lives and experiences. I know this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.
Seriously every blog post I read was amazing, everyone deserves praise for courageously sharing their journey. And I admit that I still haven’t had time to get to them all. But here are my shout outs:
Day 1: Share and Don’t Share. Hannah’s post from Finding Balance gives both her and her mom’s perspective when it comes to what they would and wouldn’t want their endo to know.
Day 2: We, the Undersigned. Jessica wrote a great petition on Mastering Me to the Type 1 individual. A petition for you to live your best life with diabetes. I would definitely sign this!
Day 3: Memories. Kelly’s memory from Diabetesaliciousness got me really fired up. I couldn’t believe the trouble that her and her dad were given at a baseball game, what her dad did to stick up for her, and then how Kelly stuck up for her Dad!
Day 4: Accomplishments Big and Small. Adjoa from A Girl’s Reflections, writes “There is a choice in every diabetes moment, between acting out of love, or out of fear.” She writes a powerful post about learning to value all of her, including her diabetes.
Day 5: Freaky Friday: Jess talks about the common language of chronic illnesses on Me and D and her experience serving on a Teen Advisory board at her children’s hospital with teens that have other chronic illnesses.
Day 6: Diabetes Art. Meri writes a touching poem to her 3 diabetic boys at Our Diabetic Life. Here’s an excerpt: “My boys, you are my heroes. I am your biggest fan. Through all that life throws our way, Just keep in mind, “You can!””
What a great week it’s been! I can’t wait until next year’s Diabetes Blog Week!