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Monday, May 9, 2011

DBlogWeek: Day 1 - Admiring Our Differences

You say potato.

That's cool.

For the most part, managing Type 1 Diabetes is the same.

Doesn't matter where you live or how old you are.

There are some things that are just common ground....insulin....carbs....supplies....

SAME.

But there are differences too....insulin brands, type of carbs, syringes/pens/pumps...

Potato.  Potahto.

Whatever.

Here's the thing.

NPH/Regular was horrible, restricting carbs in my growing toddler was a joke, and shots were a nightmare...FOR US.

It might be absolutely FANTASTIC for YOU.

And that's okay.

This is something I admire about the Diabetes Online Community (DOC) as a whole.

There's a common bond that connects us, despite a myriad of differing details.

You do your thang.  I'll do mine.

In the end, however, I know we have each other's back.

I gave today's DBlogWeek topic a good bit of thought, and wasn't exactly sure what I'd come up with.  I've had the hardest time trying to figure out how to say what's swirling in my heart, so I decided to keep it simple.

Each one of us have different life experiences...different outlooks...different opinions...different styles.

Our differences shouldn't ever divide us.

Because in the end, we're really on the SAME team.

This post is part of the 2011 D Blog Week.  To see all of the posts on today's topic, click HERE.

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13 comments:

  1. I agree, our differences should never divide us. We are all riding the same waves.

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  2. "This is something I admire about the Diabetes Online Community (DOC) as a whole.
    There's a common bond that connects us, despite a myriad of differing details.
    You do your thang. I'll do mine.
    In the end, however, I know we have each other's back."

    Our 'thang' is just right . . . for us. And, I always love to hear what your 'thang' is, too. Perspective is the ability to look outside our own bubble so we can admire, take in, and support on another.

    <3 you Wendy Cakes!!!

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  3. Exactly!!! "Our differences shouldn't ever divide us." THAT should be the tagline for the DOC!!!

    I have to add that this post reminded me of my dad, who does not have D, but who has always called that red thing in his salad and on his sandwich a "tomahto." :)

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  4. Team Awesome!! I agree wholeheartedly with your thoughts Wendy!

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  5. wendy, i LOVE this! what a unique take on the prompt! we are on the same team! :)

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  6. Amen sister! I'm glad to be fighting on the same side as you!

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  7. It is true - those differences aren't so different when you really get down to it are they?!

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