Tuesday, August 13, 2013

The one who...

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?


  1. I tell my husband stories about "my online friend, Jenn" or "my online friend, Stacey" and so on. Sometimes I sub online for blog or Twitter depending. If it's a diabetes story, he usually assumes that person has diabetes but if it's unrelated, the fact that they're a part of the DOC isn't relevant.

    I blog about other topics all the time to 1) write about what I'm up to and 2) show that I'm a person first and foremost, not a "diabetic"

    1. I love reading your blog, especially all your creative clothing (re)designs.

      My husband isn't the best with names, so I use "Rachel, the one who redoes clothes" or "Alanna, the one who knits and crochets".