Friday, April 8, 2011

What I'm Reading.

It's been a fun week full of unicorn tweeting and diabetes advocating - which, strangely, are totally related to each other. I've also enjoyed reading some fabulous blog posts from my fellow DOCers, and I want to share a few of my favorites with you.

Happy Friday!
  • Kerri (not this Kerri), who is a PWoDBWSTL (Person Without Diabetes But We Still Love Her), wrote a very touching post on what she says she's learning from the diabetes online community. Seriously, I wanted to reach through the computer screen and tackle-hug her after reading this.
  • Kerri (not this Kerri) did a vlog with Sprinkles, the Diabetes Advocacy Unicorn, about "being your own advocate". You need to watch this, especially if you aren't quite sure why the DOC is obsessed (enamored?) with unicorns.
  • Over at Our Diabetic Life, Meri recounts some of her experiences at the Medtronic Diabetes Advocate Forum. I love the way Meri writes - she made me feel like I was right there with her. I am also fond of her use of the phrase, "Seriously, I wanted to wrap him up in a gum wrapper and put him in my purse."
  • Jeff Mather talked about why he's "crazy" enough to do a triathlon. I'm more on the "badass enough" side of that argument.
  • Scott Strange's very heartfelt post about JDRF Government Day illustrates why JDRF and the DOC can do accomplish greater things together than apart - because, at the core, we all just want better lives for people with diabetes, in whatever form that comes.
  • Aside from loving the clever wordplay in the title, this post from Martin over at Diabetically Speaking was a great look at the power connection has, and what it means to both write and read about life with diabetes. Diabetes is best played as a team sport, right?
  • Barb at Diabetes Advocacy recalls a conversation with her son (who has type 1), in which he assures her that he can convince the people at Kleenex to do "cool" diabetes awareness ads. I'm on board with that idea!
  • And finally, you need to read this post from Kelly at Diabetesaliciousness. Her wit, bravery, and brutal honesty help to tell her story in a beautiful way.

5 comments:

  1. Lots to read, and all great stuff... And you're on my list! Thanks for passing on some cliff-note versions to get me ready to read more!

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  2. I thought you were going to say Readers Digest...! :)

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  3. Thanks for the love Kim! A wonderul compliment from a blogger I admire so much!

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  4. Thank you so much for the shout out!!
    And as always, YOU ROCK!

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  5. It's going to be a long week at my house...will be filling it with some of these reads!

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