Sunday, May 15, 2011

What I've learned

 (Day #7 of D-Blog Week.)

What have you learned from other blogs - either this week or since finding the D-OC?  What has your experience of blogging the DBlog Week topics with other participants been like?  What has finding the D-OC done for you?  If you'd like, you can even look ahead and tell us what you think the future holds!

Wow!  I can't even begin!  I have learned so much from the DOC (diabetes online community).  More than I could even imagine.  The DOC has helped me learn more about diabetes.  Not just Type 2, but also Type 1.  I've learned about treatment methods, even those I don't need to worry about at this point.  (But I listen up, because I never know when that will change.)  I love being part of the DOC and getting to know everyone on a personal level.  I've learned to be an advocate.  I've learned to fight and not just accept my diabetes.  I've learned that I don't have to be perfect.

Blogging with others in the DOC is like a family reunion.  We all get together and talk about what's happening in our lives.  We are there for each other.  We laugh.  We cry.  We lift each other up.  I've enjoyed being a part of D-Blog Week knowing that there are others who are talking about the same thing, though not in the same way. It's fun to read how others run with the topics.  Having the daily topics has given me motivation this week to get to my blog every day.  This is a busy month, so I would have been tempted to ignore the blog this week.

What do I see for the future?  I'm assuming this relates to the DOC.  I'd like to become more involved.  I have enjoyed reading the blogs that I hadn't seen before and look forward to reading more posts.  I feel the DOC will grow and become closer knit.  I'm hoping that some day I'll get to meet others in the DOC.


  1. Hey fellow T2 blogger. There needs to be more of us, don't you think?

  2. Great entry. Glad to have connected to your blog through d-blog week.

  3. It's good to "meet" you hear, and to know that there are some bloggers with type 2 diabetes! I'm sure your writing will help many.