Well, I’d be happy to tell you. My ideal diabetes support group meets once a week. That’s a tall order isn’t it? But that’s what I would like. Frequent “support”. There would be plenty of members so that if half of the group can’t show, there is still a group to meet and carry on.
Also, I would like any type of diabetic because that way, we could all become friends and defend each other against the media’s war between the diabetics and spread our ideals all over the land, causing no more arguing between the types ever again! Muahahaha!
Next, I’d like us to all exchange numbers and emails and facebook and twitter handles. I’d like us all to know we can interact later on the DOC as much or as little as we’d like.
My ideal support group would discuss any and all issues brought up by the members of the group. Why not? If we are going to talk about something R rated, we can definitely decide to do so on a pre-established day so those who don’t want to discuss that topic don’t go or meet up at a coffee shop to talk other things.
I think it’s ok to get into groups by “type of diabetic” in order to get down to the technical nitty gritty aspects of living with type 1, 2, and so on. It’s true that a type 1 doesn’t know what it’s like for a type 2 and a type 2 doesn’t know what it’s like for a type 1 so it makes sense if people want to divide up in order to discuss particular things. Maybe people would want to divide up by age as well and that certainly makes sense. I like the idea of meeting with everyone and then splitting up to talk about certain things like motherhood and diabetes or dating and diabetes and therefore specific groups forming for that.
Overall, we’d be a support group utopia! How does that sound?
Today is Friday so we’re supposed to talk about something that involves self love. Getting support is TOTALLY an important part of loving yourself. If you are able to, check out a local support group! If there isn’t one, consider starting one! And if those aren’t options, join the diabetes online community! Check out DSMA and all the support it offers. Oh and read more entries like this one.
Happy Friday! Have a great weekend!