Monday, April 28, 2008
D BlogVIlle - YOU ROcK!!
Well, you guys came to bat and put me to shame with DIABETES 36,or should I say DIABETES 56.
I am truly humbled.
Special "shout out" to Naomi for letting me mock her great brain a little! I was only joking sister - YOU ROcK!!
You all "ROcK" for that matter.
I wasn't sure what today's post was going to be about until I wrote the sentence above.
I just want to say THANKS to everyone in D'blogville. I've been writing my blog since November. Never did I think that when I started "Diabetesaliciousness I would meet so many wonderfully talented;funny, smart, informative blokes and I am so grateful that you've all become part of my world.
I love the fact that the folks in D'blogville are so supportive and funny.
I love that we all get one an other's issues regarding the Big D.
AND I love the fact that together, we really are making a difference.
Growing up, Diabetes was dealt with in my family (obviously, 4 of us at our dinner table were type 1's) BUT, to the rest of the world it seemed like it was "Kunik" family problem.
Occasionally, I'd get to meet other t1's and for two weeks, three summers in a row, I got to attend Camp Fire Fly, a diabetic camp in Spring Mountain PA. For those two weeks, I felt completely normal. Then I'd go back to the real world and be the medical oddity known as "Kelly K". I wa sthe girl @ school who shot up insulin (through my clothes when I really wanted to impress) and made her friends laugh about diabetes in order to make them comfortable.
Today, Diabetics are not only loud and proud, we make things happen.
The Diabetes community is making a difference in their OWN treatment and informing the public about OUR disease.
We are the ones who write the letters to any media outlet who spreads miss information to public (i.e. lumping t1 and t2 together), we are the ones "raising our voices," and we are the ones to make changes. We battle insurance companies, movie theaters (Jeff), and idiots annoying comments like "You must have the 'betes" real bad to be on a pump!"
I'm so proud to be part of such a strong community and find strength daily in your blogs, emails, articles, etc. I'm not only a better diabetic because of the D'Blogville, I'm a better PERSON because of being part of said community. I feel empowered by the folks of D'blogville and I hope I make u feel the same.
So THANKS guys, - You Rock!!!