Lessons from the DOC

Thanks to Michael Marcol for the photo

Thanks to Michael Marcol for the photo


Last Day of Diabetes Blog Week

What we’ve learned – Sunday 5/15: Last year, Wendy of Candy Hearts made a suggestion for this year. She commented “I think Day 7 should be a post about stuff we’ve learned from other blogs or the experience of coming together online…” Today, let’s do just that!! What have you learned from other blogs – either this week or since finding the D-OC? What has your experience of blogging the DBlog Week topics with other participants been like? What has finding the D-OC done for you? If you’d like, you can even look ahead and tell us what you think the future holds!


Through reading many blogs about diabetes I’ve learned the deep and dark feelings many people touched by diabetes endure.  And so I’ve learned I’m not the only one-not even close.  There is a sense of comfort in knowing I’m not alone. 

I’ve learned that because diabetes is complicated it manifests it’s side effects in a multitude of ways.  I’ve learned the human body is complicated and functions and reacts in a multitude of ways.  Therefore we cannot assume that what works for one diabetic works for another or that what happens to one diabetic will happen to another.  This doesn’t mean we shouldn’t look at data it just means there are exceptions for EVERYTHING.

Most of all I’ve learned that everyone in the DOC has their joys, passions, moments of excellence, loves of their lives, dreams, etc…and this doesn’t mean they don’t have a desperate need for support, approval, patience, kindness, hope, and a listening ear.  And perhaps this is why the DOC is one of the largest and most close knit communities out there.  We need each other.  We need each other to help celebrate the good times and to support one another through the bad times. 

And I say this despite being the lonely loner I am.  I’m happy to have found you all.  Thanks for sharing and thanks for reading :)


3 thoughts on “Lessons from the DOC

  1. Meagan Esler

    Great post!!! SO much comfort knowing we are not alone…so true. Loved D-Blog week, so sad it is ending, but meeting others like me has been a dream come true. :D

  2. Reyna

    Sysy, I really enjoyed your posts AND your VLOG this week. You are an inspiration day-in and out. I am a “regular” over here…and I am soooo sticking around. I love your upbeat attitude. You are a gem in the DOC girl…Your support is felt throughout.

  3. Scully

    “what Reyna said!”
    seriously, I come back here time and time again because secretly you and I have so much in common and the way you write about it is truly upbeat. I look up to people like you.

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