I’m not sure how I am just now starting to discover the wonderful world of the DOC (Diabetes Online Community), but I seem to have found it at a pretty good time.

I made a new years resolution to improve my A1C this year, and decided a blog might help me out (please don’t ask how my brain functions). In the process though, I decided to google “diabetes blog” and see what everyone else was writing about. I already knew curling and my love for traveling (and pending trip in the early phases of planning) would make it into this, but wasn’t sure what I should or shouldn’t include about diabetes. I’ve never been particularly shy about sharing the fact that I’ve got diabetes (heck, I’ve got it tattoo’d on my wrist!), but for some reason wasn’t sure anyone else would care.

I’ve decided to participate in the #dblogcheck, even though I feel like I’m really unsure what I’m doing with this blog and exactly how it functions. I will probably add my URL out there for people to find me now, and see what everyone thinks (not that it matters, I’ll be trying to keep this up anyways). But if anyone has suggestions, improvements, etc. let me know!

You can follow me on social media, but I’m not sure if you’ll actually find anything there for a bit. One thing at a time; blog first, social media second.

10 thoughts on “#dblogcheck

  1. Hey Alex, Thanks for the #dblogcheck comment and so glad to have found your blog!! Good luck with the A1C wrangling – I think that’s something we can all relate too. I think every voice is important and there is always someone who will relate to and care about any topic you choose to share. đŸ™‚

  2. You are doing great in all dimensions! We care how you’re doing, we care about your blog and we’d love to see a pic of your D tat!

  3. Thanks for your comment on my blog today and nice to meet you as a fellow Minnesotan. I’m from the Minneapolis area. Since you’re a curler, I figure you must be from Duluth, Ely, or St. Paul!

    I hope to see more of you in the DOC.

  4. My blog is not very old compared to most and for many years I told myself that adding my voice to the zillions of amazing contributors to the DOC wouldn’t make any difference. Thanks for your comment on my blog – I’m thrilled to know that I’ve written something that can be useful to someone. I hope you continue to write as well.

  5. I’ve been recently diagnosed and I have found blogging to be the best way for me to make sense of what is happening to me and to contextualise all of the information that is coming from my research. I think that whatever works for you is how you should go, there will always be someone out there who will benefit from it, but in the end the benefit should be for you.

  6. Welcome, my D-peep!

    (OK, that sounded lame… but roll with it.)

    Great to have you blogging here, and being a part of the DOC!! I think many of us feel the same way, about getting started in the D-blogging world — that we might have some stuff to say, but weren’t sure if anyone else in the world would care. It’s all about sharing your story and voice, and that’s totally important. I’m with you on improving A1C… not exactly a resolution, but just something I’ve decided needs to happen (once again) and so I’m trying to do better with what I eat, actually get on an exercise routine, and do better. Here’s to wishing you luck on your journey forward, and I can’t wait to read more of your posts here. Thanks for writing this for #dblogcheck day.

  7. Hello, medal winner! Alex, I’m so glad you’re out here telling your story. YOU have something important to say, so go ahead and say it. Can’t wait to hear about your prep for, and then your trip!

    P.S. Sorry I couldn’t get here yesterday, but work had me swamped. On a happier note, your medal is on its way:)

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