Monday, May 16, 2016
Message Monday - Day 1 of Diabetes Blog week
Lets kick off the week by talking about why we are here, in the diabetes blog space. What is the most important diabetes awareness message to you? Why is that message important for you, and what are you trying to accomplish by sharing it on your blog? (Thank you, Heather Gabel, for this topic suggestion.)
My name is Daley and I was diagnosed with T1D when I was 18. I had just moved away from home for the first time ever and knew absolutely nothing about diabetes. I just knew it wasn't good. I felt really alone and was completely overwhelmed with everything I was having to learn.
It took some time for me to feel brave enough to share my story and my life with diabetes, but the more that I did, the more I realized how little people knew about the diabetes world. Now, I can honestly say I don't know everything about diabetes, but I know enough about my diabetes to help spread awareness. And that' s the basic goal about my blog is that it could help people learn a little about diabetes and help others living with diabetes not feel so alone.