Monday, May 9, 2011

Admiring Our Differences


I have had Type 1 diabetes for 23 years this August and I have learned so much from the brave people in the Diabetes Online Community. There are three who stick out to me this morning, that have really encouraged and taught me in unique ways. I want to share them with you in this post!

Cherise has taught me a lot about Type 1.5/LADA and provides awesome opportunities to connect with other diabetics through the DSMA online events. When I am able to participate, I always learn new things that help me in managing physical and emotional aspects of diabetes. Thanks Cherise!

Scott- is always my encourager. His honest blog entries always have an undertone that resounds, "Never give up!!!" I find myself constantly relating to both his triumphs and his frustrations! Thanks Scott!

And Missy- Oh heavens, have you read about Missy? Missy Foy is a very decorated ultra marathoner who can run like 15,000 miles a day. OK, not really... but just one glance at her "Long Run Day" entries about running 40 miles... and what she gets to eat before, during, and after a 40 mile run.... it's just jaw dropping and inspiring that she never lets diabetes stop her from doing what she loves. She always inspires me to get off my butt and do something. Thanks Missy!

There are so many dozens of other wonderful people! Spouses and parents of PWDs, Type 2s, Type 1s, Children and Teenagers, even Unicorns who support diabetics! I love the DOC so much and respect the diversity which we represent!!

7 comments:

Toucan Scraps said...

nice to find your blog again Windy - I lost the link to it a while ago.

blessings to you
Angela

Toucan Scraps said...

TJ is doing magnifiently and starting to take on management of her own diabetes. Her newly diagnosed brother, Roo is struggling with it. All three kids are well (pics here: http://colestoucan.blogspot.com/). TJ is also starting to enter the world of design and determined to be an artist/author/creator when she grows up

Windy said...

They are BEAUTIFUL, Angela! And I'm sorry to hear of Roo's diagnosis, but I know you will be fine. I admire you so much!! So good to hear from you!! Have subscribed to your blog so we can keep in touch now!

George said...

I should have picked mystical creatures! Unicorns are pretty awesome! LOL

GReat post! I just had to jump on the Unicorn thing.

Cherise said...

Wendy-wow! I am honored and blessed to be on your list:) thank you for your continued support and awesome friendship! Thank you!

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