Earlier this week, dLifeTV did some filming for our upcoming new season. And as part of a segment we're doing on online diabetes support, I had the chance to see Nicole Johnson again and to meet two members of the dLife community - Mark and Shauntaye.
We talked about our common experiences as people with diabetes, and how online communities have positively impacted our health. I thought about all of us, writing our blogs and really sharing so much of our personal medical experiences, and how much this whole journey has helped improve my life with type 1 diabetes. Our little community here has gotten so big.
I spent the better part of this week confirming travel arrangements for the next few months, and even though I'm not a very good (or calm) traveler, just knowing I'll have the chance to connect with more people who "get it" makes all the flight anxiety worth it. I'm looking forward to visiting Philadelphia for a conference at the end of the month and hanging out with some fellow d-community members. I cannot wait to go to Orlando in a few weeks and attend CWD's Friends for Life conference. I'm excited for the Diabetes Summit in Indianapolis in July, and for the BlogHer event the next day in Chicago. And I am so honored to be speaking at the BlogWorldExpo in Las Vegas in the fall. Lots of travel for a cause I'm still so passionate about.
But damn ... I'm going to need a bigger suitcase. ;)
Since I started blogging four years ago, I've had the opportunity to meet many fellow diabetics, either through SUM or TuDiabetes or the JDRF or dLife. We're a supportive and inspiring crew, and I'm really looking forward to meeting more of us "in person."