There are several reasons why I love D-Blog Week but the main one is that it invites people living completely different lives, in completely different parts of the world, and brings them together through writing about one thing we all have in common - diabetes. Seeing as this is the final post of this years D-Blog Week, it's time to shed some light on some of the superstars of the Diabetic Online Community. Thank you to the following people in particular, some being new discoveries and some old favourites, for providing me with lots of quality reading this week:
Dave's posts are fantastically written and his ability to make the D seem humorous is so uplifting. I'm so glad that he decided to take part in D-Blog Week as reading the musings of The Tangerine Diabetic the past few days has been a treat!
Kim's blog is one of my exciting new discoveries, thanks to D-Blog Week! I love how her posts are so heartfelt that they manage to have me on the verge of tears one minute and then sporting a smile from ear-to-ear the next. I hope my attitude towards my diabetes is as great as hers after 26 years of living with it. Really looking forward to reading more from 1 type 1 after this week!
Vicki's writing is truthful, inspirational and absolutely beautiful. Through D-Blog Week her posts have been first point of call for me to read before writing my own, as her ability to make you see the positive side of diabetes is a daily necessity. Vicki's Notebook is consistently wonderful and enjoyable to read and Vicki's spirit is consistently contagious!
Emma's blog was one of the first that I started reading when I started writing about my diabetes 2 years ago and I've been addicted to her posts ever since. Her down to earth approach to diabetes is admirable and the Teapot Diabetic is a very honest account of living with type 1. Keep writing, Emma - I love it!
Thank you Karen Graffeo at Bittersweet Diabetes for organising yet another amazing opportunity to get further involved with and meet other wonderful members of The DOC. It's because of the people in The Diabetic Online Community that diabetes feels less like a burden and more like a blessing. Also a massive thank you to those who have read my posts this week and beforehand - as always, your acknowledgement and support means so much!
I have a 2 hour train journey today, so I plan to spend it all catching up on the posts from the last week and I can't wait! It is with sadness that I say goodbye to D-Blog Week 2013, but I am looking forward to seeing you all again next year. Wishing everyone in the DOC happiness, health and heroic blood sugars! xo