Wednesday, February 1, 2012

#dsma

Tonight I discovered #dsma on Twitter.  Diabetes social media advocacy. It is an online community for people with diabetes that meets at 9:00 eastern.



Conversations flew back and forth as Twitter feeds often do, but I felt a sense of belonging right away. I’ve been initiated into a club I didn’t even know existed. It’s a club that discovers used test strips in the car cup holders. Attempting to prick fingers with a dull lancet. There is camaraderie here and laughter, too.

A few people were struggling with low blood sugar and we all knew what that feels like. Virtual hand holding is an amazing thing. Next time I'm watching my numbers go down and feeling my anxiety go up, I know where to turn.

When I was first diagnosed I didn’t know how I would handle the changes. Now I know I don’t have to handle them alone. For this I am grateful.

Thanks everyone for #DOC and #dsma. You know who you are. You're the best.



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