It always happens when the summer fades to fall for me. I sit down, I reconsider the direction of many parts of my life. I re-evaluate my relationships with friends, fine tune those with family and look at what I spend my time on, to make sure it really, truly does make me happy.
I took a brief hiatus from blogging during this....fall cleaning of my life. I wanted to make sure it was something I really wanted to continue doing. I love reading blogs, I love people sharing their ideas and experiences in living with diabetes. In fact, I think I have learned more from our online community in 2 years than I did in my previous 22 living with diabetes. It shows how important peer-to-peer emotional support is.
So I am going to keep blogging! I love it, it helps me when other people do it, and I can only hope that one of the (65,000!!!!!!) viewers of my blog in the past year have gotten some help, advice, or felt a little less alone.
Chronic conditions, especially those that are invisible, are a constant battle. To have you,diabetes online community, in my corner, fighting with and for me means a lot.
So in celebration of the continuation of this blog, and my re-emergence into the blogging world, I want to have a contest!
I will be giving away one brand new BGStar meter and ten strips to a lucky commenter. All you have to do to enter is comment on this blog with a topic you would like to see me do a post on in the future. Any topic is fine, diabetes related preferably, and I will do my best!
While the meter can only be won by someone in the United States or Canada (merely due to shipping) if I pick a UK, Australian or other (hello, Russia, you like my blog apparently) I will send you something special and diabetes related too! prize will be awarded by using a random number generator.
So, what topics would you like to see covered on Life on T1?
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*Thank you to the fine folks at Sanofi Canada. They donated these machines and strips to our Diabetes Support Group the T1 Dish and Diners which is hosted by my local chapter of the JDRF. I received no request to give this away by Sanofi, nor am i being compensated for this give away. In fact they don't even know I am doing this. It was given to me as a gift and I already have the iBGStar....which I love.*
**I will be doing the giveaway draw on Tuesday, October 8.