Well, dear readers. I’m almost done with this entire month of posting here, and I’m kinda glad that it’s almost over. It’s a bit like having homework again. Although, I have to confess that it’s been a good exercise in writing again.
Lisa and I are in Wyoming. We’ve been here since Sunday evening and are having a good time. I like visiting Casper, seeing my mom, and meeting up with high school friends again. (Although in the background now, someone is telling me all of the reasons why Casper is no good. Anyway.)
Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, which promises to involve lots of food. Diabetes-wise, it hasn’t been a great few days. All of these highs tend to suggest to me that there’s still a lot of tweaking I should make with my pump settings and food estimation and whatnot. But tomorrow is another day. That doesn’t make it less stressful, but it does help with perspective.
The “diabetes online community” (D-OC) has been wonderful with giving me some perspective. I was part of a diabetes support group for a few years after being diagnosed, but I found that I needed a different kind of support experience. This ad hoc online community makes it easier to find and share the kind of information that’s important to me as a someone with type 1 diabetes. Beyond that, though, my fellow type 1 writers are so wonderful to read because they help remind me that we’re people, not just patients. We have happy diabetes moments. We have total WTF? moments. We have moments that would be almost impossible for people without diabetes to really get — not that we wouldn’t trade those in for non-diabetes lives.
There are lots of diabetes peeps out there, and I feel funny singling out anyone by name. But there are a few people who I just really love to read:
- Kerri’s Six Until Me weblog
- George’s Ninjabetic site
- Cherise’s Diabetic_Iz_Me weblog
- Allison’s Lemonade Life journal
- Etc. Etc. Etc.
If you have a favorite which you think I should read, let me know in the comments. And have a happy Thanksgiving.