I started networking to relate to others, and not feel so alone on the DOC.
To my delight, I have been enriched with a wealth of information that I never knew existed on the DOC.
I found a Network full of people who've experienced first hand what it's like to live with diabetes on the DOC.
The bonus is this: All this information, experience, wisdom, ideas, are shared on the DOC.
I HAD KNOW IDEA such things existed prior to discovering things on the DOC.
I learn so much from others. Like how to bake a muffin with only 1.5 grams of CHO, luv em! on the DOC.
Crustless Quiche!!! 4.5 grams of Carb. Crazy! and My favorite, home made bread! 5 gams per slice. Also on the DOC
Okay, obviously I luv food. But this is nominal compared to the spiritual and emotional camaraderie that exists on the DOC.
As I mentioned in a recent post, I read blogs to nourish my diabetic soul on the DOC!
I laugh when I read Reyna(Beta Buddies), and her candid, comical, often hysterical take on her life as a pancreatic momma caring for her adorable, tough, brave little man named Joe. She totally rocks!!! and can be found...you guessed it....on the DOC.
I Love the experiences and beautiful Pics from a Mom(Sarah)(Ethan and Isaac Show), who looks after her boys, and deals with Two Type1's in da house, her one lil man, and her grown man. You are amazing, and have had my back numerous times showing me the online ropes. I am forever grateful!
My first ever blog was Kerri from Six Until Me, super blogger, and very vivid story teller, I can still picture her all googly eyed staring at the Eye doctor.
Athlete and Runner extraordinaire, Celine, I work out more frequently because of your blog, and how you balance D and extreme training.
The boys, Michael Hoskins, and George. Nice to have the boys represented.
(Links available on my Blog Roll)
I actually feel like I am getting to know you all. Which I would have considered a little creepy six months ago, but what a connection diabetes is for us! How important it is to relate, feel supported, and validated in our struggles managing the Big D.
There are many more, Meri, Kelly, Kim, Jackie, Haley, just check my blog roll as I read em all and look forward to each and every post. Man, I don't even read the paper or books as often as it cuts into my blog nourishment time.
And YES all the above folks, are exclusively found on the D-O-C (Diabetes Online Community!)