I've been thinking about this alot lately so it needs to be a blog post, albeit a short one.
Last November Alanna of Life on T1 suggested that we all write about our lives outside of D. I did one post and a couple others not related to D, but that's about all. I still think it's a great idea, and plan on doing a few more posts.
I've been participating in the DOC in the Twitterverse for over a year now, and I've gotten to know quite a few great people. One thing I was noticing, when talking to my husband about it, was that if I referred to everyone as "the one with diabetes" it wouldn't help him at all.. nor me, really. In fact, I think it would be extremely confusing. Afterall we are NOT just diabetes, we are real people outside of D too!
How do you refer to DOC family members without mentioning diabetes?