Tuesday, May 12, 2015

DBlog Week Day 2: Keep It To Yourself

I am participating in Diabetes Blog Week (my THIRD one, whaaaat.) You can learn more about the week here and check out the prompts here. Make sure to give some love to the participants here. This weeks prompt is KEEP IT TO YOURSELF.

This prompt is supposed to be what we keep to ourselves when we are blogging and sharing our lives with diabetes. There's not a lot diabetes-related that I keep to myself. I try and be as open and transparent as I can.  That is the best way for us to foster the community of "me too."

Sometimes I think about keeping my scares with complications to myself. But then I remember that complications are nothing to be ashamed of, despite what we are told by our healthcare providers, media and sometimes other diabetics.

Sometimes I think about keeping my opinions on caring for a child with diabetes to myself, but then I remember that the parents that read it may be struggling to truly know what their child is feeling or thinking, so I tell them. I let them know that I was there.

So what DO I keep to myself?

Usually I keep my mundane day-to-day life to myself. I tend to keep my work in diabetes separate from this blog as much as possible, and my family stays off my blog for the most part.

So I guess I don't keep A LOT to myself. Except that my blog has been majorly lacking in posts lately.

Did you know you can find me on twitter @lifeont1? Come say hi. I'm a lot more chatty there :)


  1. Alanna, your advice is worth its weight in gold to those parents who are searching for insight. Just thought you should know that. Thank you!

  2. I 100% agree with Stephen! Well done and thank you!

  3. Love this post, thanks for sharing!