Monday, November 1, 2010

Today is the day!

WOOHOO!  Today is the first day of NaBloPoMo!  Every day this month I plan to post to this blog as well as my blog the ADA site.  These posts may be the same or different.  Time will only tell.  This is also the first day of American Diabetes Month.  The ADA has made topic suggestions for this month of daily blogging.  Let's see what the suggestion for November 1st is...

Monday, November 1 Introduction – Tell us about yourself! Why did you decide to start a blog or share your blog with us?

Well, let's see...  My name is Sue, I'm 40 years old, the mom of five, the wife of one, and a Type 2 diabetic.  I work part-time at the YMCA in the drop-in nursery.  I watch the children of our members while they are working out.  Also, I substitute teach.  My youngest started kindergarten this year so it was a perfect time.  It's been nice to be back in the classroom after being at home for the last 17 years.  I also have a home-based craft business plus co-lead 4-H and Girl Scouts.

Why did I start a blog here?  Why am I blogging at all?  I'm not the stereotypical Type 2.  If you look up information about Type 2s, typically you'll find information about weight loss and exercise.  Yes, we all know that the stereotypical Type 2 is older and very overweight or obese.  If you find someone that meets my age and body type with diabetes, however, it will typically be a person with Type 1.  Although both are diabetes, the two types face different challenges, but also some of the same.  I was having a hard time finding others like me in the cyber community.  I'm sure there are other Type 2s who are younger, active, and at a healthy body weight or only slightly overweight.  I started blogging to find a way to express my ups and downs as well as hoping to find others out there like me. 

I'm looking forward to my daily blogging and I hope you enjoy the ride!

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