January DSMA Blog Carnival… New Year with Diabetes.

Ohmygosh! It’s almost the end of January, and I haven’t completed my post for the January DSMA Blog Carnival. If you’re writing about your diabetes too, you should participate. Just write a post on the subject and link to it on the DSMA Blog Carnival page.

This month’s blog carnival topic asks us to fill in the blank:

New Year with Diabetes : Striving for _______ in 2013

To be honest, I could have taken the easy way out and used my January 2 post this month. But that post really talked about my life overall, and what I would like to accomplish this year to be a more well rounded person. Since we’ve still got a few days left in January, I’d like to narrow down my focus to just diabetes here.

I think what I’m striving for in 2013 is a continuation of what I started in 2012. I want to get out there and get engaged with the rest of the world. A few times in the past year people have asked me about my story… you know, the “tell us all about your diabetes” story. Each time, I found myself describing this sequence of events where I was diagnosed, went off to live my life, and kind of lived in the woods with my diabetes, so to speak. Not doing anything to help anyone, not learning anything new, not knowing much beyond what I knew on the day of diagnosis. But since last year, I’ve been trying to change all that.

I want to find my way out of the woods and into a place where I can get some clear footing with my condition. I want to learn about new therapies, new ideas. Converse with others going through the same issues and share valuable information, because together we are worth more than the sum of our parts.

In 2013, I’ll be striving to get my diabetes out into the sunshine, and I’ll be trying to help others do the same. I hear it’s warm out there.
This post is my January entry in the DSMA Blog Carnival. If you’d like to participate too, you can get all of the information at

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  • Karen  On February 5, 2013 at 3:17 pm

    Beautifully said, Stephen, and I’d say you are well on your way!!



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