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Diabetes Blog Week ::: Admiring Our Differences

The first post of Diabetes Blog week.

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Today in a sentence: Pick a type of blogger who is different from you and tell us why they inspire you - why you admire them - why it's great that we are all the same but different.

Okay. I'm a type 1 adult diagnosed blogger. So I guess that puts me in a certain category. I don't know what it's like to grow up with diabetes. I don't know what it's like to be a parent to a child with diabetes. Both of those situations are where I can learn a lot. The bloggers that inspire me the most? More than anything else out there? The D-parents.

I could go into great detail about why D-parents are the most amazing people on the planet but its written on every blog out there. Managing a 24/7/365 chronic disease in myself is a pretty major feat I've come to learn. Managing it in a young child's body? An entirely different sick animal. 

Those D-parents give someone like me an entirely different view on it. I am so much more grateful for being diagnosed at an age where none of the responsibilities fell on my parents. None of the responsibilities but all of the worry but that is different. Diabetes, type 1, is a BURDEN. Simply put. There's no sugar coating this humongous fact. It's a burden I deal with and I manage all by myself. To imagine putting that on my parents breaks my heart. So for all the D-parents out there, I don't have any clue what it's like and I really respect all you do. You are super humans. 

And yet beneath it all, we are all still rowing in the same boat and speaking the same language. A saying comes to mind that sums it all up quite nicely;


What? You thought it would be something insightful? Whose blog do you think you're reading?

Seriously, it's true. It's all still insulin, injections, pumps and hypos. Just from different angles and perspectives. There is always something to learn.

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