Household names

25 11 2007

I love the OC.  You are like my extended group of friends.  I probably talk about you to GiR more than I talk about my in-person friends.  It’s getting to the point where you guys are household names.  For example:

We were snuggling in bed and my tubing got caught up in something.  Then GiR said, “This is probably why Kerri disconnects.”  I just had to laugh a little.   He knows exactly who Kerri is and he even know the right post to quote.

Other household names, aside from Kerri, include Bernard, Allison, and sometimes Amy and Wil.  I don’t even feel the need to preface their name with “this other diabetes blogger, so-and-so.”  To us, they are just more friends in our lives.

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Not alone

9 11 2007

I am so glad that I found the Diabetes OC. For a long time, I was the only Type 1 diabetic around. When things are going rough (or great!), there wasn’t really anyone who I could relate to.

I had initially started my general blog, Yellow Wood, to cover various things like knitting, baking, diabetes, and general news/opinions. Then slowly, I found other D-bloggers: Kerri, Amy, Bernard, and Wil.

I ended up writing so much about diabetes, that I split the diabetes section off into the blog you see today, Plastic Pancreas. I have since found many other D-bloggers. They can be found in my Blogroll, in my Google Reader, and on Diabetes Daily. I check them all.

It is so great to ask each other for advice, empathize with others’ struggles, rejoice in others’ triumphs, and share the language of diabetes. I couldn’t have asked for a better group of friends.

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