Today is day number four.
I write about my health because...Reflect on why you would write about your health for 15-20 minutes without stopping.
We are not alone
And that's what it comes down to. So that I don't feel so alone, and neither does Grace. In 2009, when Grace was diagnosed, I didn't know a single soul who had a 6 year old girl with Type 1 Diabetes. Not one single person. And I wanted to know that I wasn't crazy, that it was do-able, and that I was not alone.
I started to write and lo and behold, it was true. I was not alone. There was this movement forming, the DOC (Diabetes Online Community) and it was, and is, wondrous. There are connections with others. There is support, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. I can jump online when Grace is battling a high blood sugar at 2 AM, and if I Facebook her BG, instantly there are 3, 4, 5 comments wishing me well, saying 'Ugh, me too' and telling me they are saying little prayers for Grace, that her sugars come down smoothly and safely. That does wonders for the psyche.
Imagine, you have a challenge and you throw it out to the world. Someone throws it back, only now it's not a challenge any more, it's a 'Me too' and a 'So sorry you are in that place' and a 'I feel for you' and an 'I understand.'
It changes, and continues to change, the way I view diabetes. I'm no longer playing this game alone. I'm on a team, baby.