Finding Friends

It’s Diabetes Blog Week again (yay!), and today’s topic is as follows: Think about the d-blogs you read that you think we may not know about and introduce us to one that you love!!  Let’s all find a new friend today!

This is hard for me, because I feel like all of the blogs I know and love I’ve come to know and love through the greater DOC.

I could go on and on about how much I love and admire Kim at Texting My Pancreas, or talk about how Jess’ empathy and kindness shine through everything she posts. We could discuss Karen, and how I draw on her pregnancy journey and all-around radness when I’m feeling defeated, or touch on the d-mom genius of Joanne and the way she writes about caring for a CWD day in and day out. I love everyone, but pointing them all out makes me feel like that person who just discovered Keyboard Cat and is like, “Hey everybody! Look at this new awesome funny kitteh that I found on the Interwebs!” Yes, it’s hilarious, but duh. Everyone already knows.

So, let me continue my string of obnoxious gestational posts and talk about my newest DOC friend, Katie at Princess of Pavement. A few weeks ago, I was complaining about the frustrations of being pregnant and diabetic and not knowing who to listen to, and Scully was like, “This other person is pregnant, too!” And poof! There was Katie, being just about the same amount of pregnant as me, and writing posts about it with all kinds of re-enactment pictures. Hooray for simultaneous life events and helpful DOC connections!

Katie pees in containers too! And she sends pictures of her pregnant belly to terrified strangers! And, she’s a runner, which I always pretend like I’m going to be one day, so she’s an inspiration, to boot.

Thanks, Katie — and everyone else whose blog I read — for helping to keep me sane. Or at least feeling a little bit less alone.