Friday, September 18, 2009
D O C
"Doc" - like the dwarf?
The DOC has become an integral part of my diabetes care in just a few short months.
It all started because I was serving endless front desk shifts at my internship at George Washington Carver National Monument. A "Front Desk Shift" is where you sit at the front desk for four to eight hours at a time and greet visitors as they come inside. Luckily, during the long, boring days when there aren't many visitors (not every day, only some) you can get on the computer! YEAH!
So during those long, boring days I discovered Google Reader. Which lead me to a bundle called "Diabetes." Which lead me to Diabetes Daily, Diabetes Mine, and Six Until Me, and their plethora of excellent blogs.
This lead me to start my own diabetes blog (which you happen to be reading). Somehow I started following all these people on twitter, which lead me to other networking and informational sites like tudiabetes, diabetic rockstar, dlife, and 1happydiabetic.
It's a process. You have to battle diabetes every day. A1c's don't fall 1 percent in between two 3 month visits. It takes lots of time and lots of attention to detail. And the Diabetes Online Community provides the support I need. I know I can recieve encouragement, information, and a smack on the head from my DOC friends if I need it. I know that between the four social media sites listed above, I can find close to 20,000 resources in the form of people just like me who use their sites.
Thank you, DOC. You Rock.
THANK YOU, PWDS FOR WANTING TO FIND MORE INFORMATION ON YOUR DIABETES, OR TO HELP OTHERS WITH DIABETES - YOU ROCK
THANK YOU, TO THE FOUNDERS OF MY FAVORITE DIABETES WEBSITES - I WON'T LIST YOUR NAMES, GOODNESS KNOWS I'LL GET THEM WRONG OR FORGET SOMEONE- BUT YOU KNOW WHO THEY ARE - YOU ROCK
THANK YOU, AL GORE FOR INVENTING THE INTERNET- OH WAIT -
THANK YOU, INTERNET FAIRIES, FOR MAKING THE DOC POSSIBLE - YOU ROCK
NO THANKS TO YOU, DIABETES - YOU DON'T SO MUCH ROCK - BUT YOU GIVE US SOMETHING TO PUT UP WITH - A REASON TO UNITE
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- Way Back Wednesday... Symptoms of Diabetes...
- No Excuses. Just Observations.
- Weight Loss check-in - Week 1
- PWD's, UNITE
- A Visit with Dr. M.
- Monday Iz Evuryday
- September 11, 2001
- A Different Wayback Wednesday: Vlog
- All day I dream of...Pump? And CGM?
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- To Vlog or not to Vlog is NOT the Question
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