5 Years of Blogging!

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Five years ago on October 30, 2012, I published my first blog post.  It’s crazy to think that I have been sharing my stories for the past FIVE years!  I had no expectations when I started my blog.  I sort of hoped that Medtronic would want to be a sponsor and send me free supplies (never happened) but mainly I was looking for a way to feel less alone after having lived with diabetes for almost 20 years (at the time).

I spent the first 20 years of my life pretending that my diabetes didn’t exist.  I wouldn’t talk about my diabetes.  The most I would say about it was when someone would ask if I was wearing a pager.  I would say no, it’s my insulin pump because I have diabetes and then I would move on.  I always wanted to blend in with the crowd and not bring attention to myself or my diabetes.

Now, five years later, I have shared 375 blog posts! I’ve documented my struggles as I started a Couch to 5K program, which ultimately led to running TWO half marathons!  I shared the ups and downs of a diabetic pregnancy-twice! I’ve shared recipes, participated in DBlogWeek and DayOfDiabetes, and vented about my insurance frustrations.  Sometimes, I have worried that I might be oversharing but other times I hope that sharing my story might help someone.

Not only have I shared a lot, but I’ve found a ton of resources, both online and in person thanks to blogging.  As a result, I have people I can turn to and it’s helped making living with diabetes a little bit better.

I don’t know what the next five years will look like for me.  I hope to still be blogging, although shouldn’t there be a cure in the next five years?!

Thank you to all my readers for the support over the last five years!  I truly appreciate it!

Hope everyone has a happy and safe Halloween.  Here are my two cutie pies all ready for tomorrow night!

*I wrote this a week ago, but we were at Disney and I didn’t get a chance to post so it’s a week late.

Categories: T1D

2 thoughts on “5 Years of Blogging!

  1. Omgosh our 5 year blog-aversaries are exactly a month apart! You’ve had a lot of big and exciting changes in 5 years! I look forward to reading about the next 5 🙂

  2. Your blogs are wonderful. If you wish I can send you a free box of supplies. LOL Thanks for doing the hard work to keep it going.

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