Find a friend.

It seems the most popular thing about Diabetes Blog Week is that it helps us find blogs we weren’t reading yet and connect with some new blog friends.  With that in mind, let’s kick off Diabetes Blog Week by making some new connections.  Think about the d-blogs you read that you think we may not know about and introduce us to one that you love!!  Let’s all find a new friend today!

Truth be told, I was introduced to all of the diabetes-related blogs by other people in the Diabetes Online Community, so I have a really good feeling that I read just about the same things as everyone else doing D-Blog Week. Instead of being redundant, I’d like to give some props to my favorite Facebook group.

You all know what “memes” are, right? Those internet graphics that everyone seems to be posting, sharing, and maybe giggling over? Well, Type 1 Diabetes Memes is a group started by two young Type 1’s, and they take pre-existing memes and make them d-funny, and sometimes even post original ones. The cover is an image of a Monopoly board with spaces saying things like, “Visit to the Endo” and “Chocolate Cupcake.” (Although, it should probably be the Game of Life and not Monopoly, when you think about it.) 2500+ people like the page, and I find it refreshing that so many of us on Facebook alone just need a laugh from time to time to escape the madness.

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2 thoughts on “Find a friend.

  1. Hey! I just found your blog tonight, courtesy of a FB post by Kim from Texting My Pancreas. I feel an odd connection to you through your story. I was diagnosed in 2009, at the age of 32. I was originally diagnosed as type 2, but I am going to my very first endo appt in 9 days. Obviously she doesn’t think I’m a 2 or she wouldn’t see me. (The scheduler told me that the doc doesn’t see type 2’s) Anyway, I was having a hard time seeing things too. I drove a jeep and couldn’t read the license plate on the car in front of me. I went to the eye doc and he said that it was unlikely that I had D because I have no family history. Well I was 398 a healthy 12 hours after my last meal. (My A1c was a whopping 10.7 that day) I also saw that you are in healthcare and I am a nurse! You blog infrequently (no judgement there) and I do too. Months between posts sometimes. Anyway, I just wanted you to know that you are not alone. My blog is called My Pancreas Hates Me and it’s over on Blogger if you are interested. I read Kerri’s blog and Kim’s too. Wish I had the time and words to blog as much as they do. Take care!
    Marcie

    • We do have a lot in common — RN licensure is my end goal, so I might have some questions to ask you in the future! Thanks for reading! 🙂

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