And I've caught up...finally! Diabetes Blog Week (plus a week and a day), it's been fun! The biggest of thank yous to Karen of Bitter-Sweet Diabetes for organising this once again, and bringing the community together.
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The very first inspiration for Diabetes Blog Week was to help connect our blogging community, and that continues to be the most important reason it's held every year. So let's help foster and continue those connections as we wrap up another Dblog Week. Share a link to a new blog you've found or a new friend you've made. Or pick a random blog off of the Participant's List, check it out and share it with us. Let's take some time today to make new friends.
Like last year, I'm kind of gonna cop out of this one. I'm crap when it comes to picking just one blog, so here are a list of links!
- "I can because somebody believed I could"
- "Because I believe, and my coffee mug says so".
- "I can always see, feel, live a full life beyond my chronic illness".
- "Having diabetes did not make these things possible but spark the flame that brought these things to light" - beautifully worded by George.
- "All I had running through my head was 'I can't'. Meeting John made me break through at and turn it into 'I can'". - and I couldn't be happier for Emma.
- "Despite diabetes, I was able to have a healthy, happy baby boy" (and he is too cute for words!)
- "...diabetes is an intensely personal but also deeply relatable, and ultimately human subject. I share what will make a difference and leave the rest for me".
- "Regardless of how much or how little you share, your voice is important, and our community flourishes as a result." - a reminder from Kerri that our voices matter.
- "You will never hear/read me discuss my deepest, darkest, recurring feelings about diabetes."
- "I know this. But I feel this." - last Diabetes Blog Week, there was a post written by Kev that made me cry. This year, it was this one.
- "You see, it is time to let go." - heartbreakingly beautiful.
- "I want my own feeling surrounding my diabetes to change" - this post definitely resonated with me.
- "I would like to see all People With Diabetes empowered enough to take charge of their diabetes, advocating for the drugs, treatments acceptance and support they need and deserve"
- "While on some level people's perceptions play a part of things, I think in myself some changes need to be made"
- "Change starts today".
- The good, the bad, the ugly.