Fight Diabetes, Not Each Other
The one thing that I have always appreciated about the DOC as a whole is the diverse assembly of types, individuals, blogs, communities, etc… that exist within it.
People need to see all aspects of life with this disease. Some people prefer to focus on the positives. Others focus on the negatives. And others fall in between. Personally, as a blogger, I write about the good and the bad, because life with this disease is a mixed bag.
Whether you prefer to keep it real or you prefer to ride a unicorn and toss glitter everywhere, there is a place for you in the DOC.
When you’re blogging, advocating, etc… just be yourself and do so from the heart. Remember why you started doing so in the first place. Remember that your experience with diabetes will be different than someone else.
But most importantly, remember this: Diabetes is the enemy; not your fellow DOC members!
Do you know I love you?
Yup. That’s all I got.
And an amen!
You’re gonna get another AMEN out of me. And you know what? And I love you too! Have I mentioned your awesome? 😀
I think your assessment is pretty accurate; blogs cover all sorts of elements about life with diabetes, and there are all kinds of perspectives, but as you aptly note, life with diabetes is a mixed bag. Thanks for your well-stated observations!
I try to live by the motto that everyone is just trying to do the best they can. I’ve learned that I can’t please everyone all the time, but I have to stay true to myself.
I completely agree, Wendy.
Well written, my friend. Our community is diverse and so full of support, and that’s what makes it so great. But like anything… part of that diversity is that some choose to divide. Sadly. Hopefully the support rises above and shines through, and we indeed remember how great our fellow PWDs are and that D is the enemy.
Scott K. Johnson
Well said Mike. It’s all about helping each other, and sometimes, just getting stuff off our chests. Be well!