As part of Karen’s fantastic idea for a DBlog week, day three’s topic is about my biggest supporter.
That’s a really hard question to answer for me. Until I discovered the DOC (Diabetes Online Community), I didn’t even realize that I actually needed support.
My folks grew up during the Great Depression, Dad was a WWII vet and mom was a WWII army wife. Basically, when things happened, you just dealt with them, so that has been how I’ve approached my D for the last 40 years. And that is not to say that my folks didn’t support me, it was just that it was an implicit support, not an explicit, overt type of support.
Also I didn’t know any other T1s. I’ve literally met more diabetics in person during last six months (since WDD 2009) than I had in the previous 40 years. Let alone all the online folks who have crossed my path.
This is going to be another short & sweet one. I would have to say my biggest supporter has been the DOC.
Todays snarky comment: Dude, seriously? Dude.