Diabetes Blog Week

My Hat’s Off to Everyone

Today’s Diabetes Blog Week topic is: My Favorite Things
As we wrap up another Diabetes Blog Week, let’s share a few of our favorite things from the week. This can be anything from a #DBlogWeek post you loved, a fantastic new-to-you blog you found, a picture someone included in a post that spoke to you, or comment left on your blog that made you smile. Anything you liked is worth sharing!

Well, here we are. It’s the last day of the Fifth Annual Diabetes Blog Week,
and the topic of the day is all about sharing our favorites from the week. 

I’ve read so many great blog posts this week. I could spend a long time trying to narrow down my favorites, but I’m not going to because I think all of the posts and participants are deserving of recognition.

As I prepared to respond to today’s prompt, I spent a great deal of time reflecting upon the impact that reading the blogs of so many amazing individuals had on my life in the early days of my diagnosis.   And I came to the conclusion that no single blog or individual was more deserving of admiration than the others.

I believe the words of Maya Angelou sum it up best:

“We all should know that diversity makes for a rich tapestry, and we must understand that all the threads of the tapestry are equal in value no matter what their color.”

Simply put, I admire each and everyone of you just the same.  Every person and every blog, no matter the type, background, etc… is part of my life with diabetes, and my life is much richer as a result.

If I were to express admiration for any one set of things that every blogger has in common it would be for the strength and courage each person displays in opening their hearts and sharing his or her experiences in living with diabetes.  It takes great strength and courage to open up and share things that may be perceived as a weakness in this world that is all too often uncaring and cruel.

And I would be remiss if I didn’t thank you all for inspiring me to do the same.  If it weren’t for the inspiration I gained from reading the experiences of fellow PWD’s, My Diabetic Heart wouldn’t exist.

It’s been great getting back into blogging this week after three months away from it. My thanks to those who encouraged me to give it a try again.

And finally, many thanks to Karen for hosting DBW again this year and to everyone who helped her organize it. It’s been great.

Lots of Love, my friends!

Living with a Confusing Pancreas and a Broken Heart at age 36 #Diabetes #LADA #CongestiveHeartFailure. #MakeDiabetesVisible Creator, #ALittleHeartCanDoBigThings Creator, Advocate, Blogger, Nature Photographer.


  • Mike Hoskins

    Totally agreed. It’s always great to see so many participating and to follow-along each day, seeing all the different takes. And I’m on the same page as you, Mike, in not being able to pinpoint any single one or even small number that stands out, because each voice is so valuable and great to have. Thanks for sharing all your posts this week, my friend.

  • Sarah - Sugabetic (@SugabeticMe)

    Wow. It’s so fitting that you used her quote. I really do wish more people could see the DOC as a woven tapestry – the treads aren’t all the same yet when put together, we can make/be something beautiful. 🙂
    Thank you for always inspiring me.