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A Day Late, an Islet Short.

I missed the last day of Diabetes Blog Week, but I’m determined to follow through on the prompts, because I love being part of this community.

The last prompt is to highlight some of the work we’ve loved reading this past week:  “As we wrap up another Diabetes Blog Week, let’s share a few of our favorite things. This can be anything from a #DBlogWeek post you loved, a fantastic new-to-you blog you found, a picture someone included in a post that spoke to you, or comment that made you smile. Anything you liked is worth sharing!

Here are a few of my favorite D-Blog Week things:

Insulin is not an enemy or a punishment!”

I dip my hand in and my fingertips taste like iron.”

How do I cope? Rip that fucker up.”

I weathered the storms each time. I likely grew stronger from each but the memories they don’t fade. So while ugly blood sugars, ignorant people, sleepless nights, and pure exhaustion get me down on any given day or hour it is the memories that trigger the real pain.”

“Finally, finally, my blessed end is nigh. Again, I was thrown away, but this time actually made it into the basket.”

It’s something that needs to change.”

Diabetes Blog Week has opened my eyes to many new writers and perspectives, and even though it may take me weeks to work through all the links and read everything, I’m so grateful for the opportunity to learn from and connect with my peers.


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  1. Thanks for the shout out to the T1I statement photos and for rounding up some great posts from the week. It’s such a wonderful thing, the #dblogweek! 🙂

    05/19/14; 12:22 pm
  2. #dblogweek is the BEST for discovering new voices and finding new perspectives. Thanks for the heads up on these! (since there are so many, I always miss quite a few gems!)

    05/19/14; 12:57 pm
  3. Love the title, Kerri. Soem great nuggets in there and thanks for pointing me to some I hadn’t had a chance to see yet. Totally agreed – really makes you appreciate this community, reading so many of the voices and different takes on each topic. Really made me think about what this is all about, in those connections and just… “talking.” via blogs. (And now, I think I owe royalties to Chris and Just Talking). Anyhow, thanks for adding to the conversation.

    05/19/14; 1:22 pm
  4. HEY thanks for the shout out and oh my god this post’s title.

    05/19/14; 6:00 pm
  5. You just introduced me to a blog named “Coffee and Insulin”. For that, I am eternally grateful.

    05/19/14; 8:26 pm
  6. Cat #

    Dear Kerri,

    I absolutely love you! I am the mother of a 21 year who was diagnosed at 13. Your blog helps me to understand all the stuff she goes through every day. Thank you, thank you!

    05/20/14; 5:26 pm

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