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  1. Lorraine
    Lorraine May 12, 2010 at 8:58 am | | Reply

    That was an amazing rundown – better than any Oscar acceptance speech that I can remember! :)

  2. Crystal
    Crystal May 12, 2010 at 11:21 am | | Reply

    Great post. Glad you have so many supporting you.
    Like you mention though, I too, feel so very alone living with T1. Maybe it’s because support of others living with Diabetes eluded me for 22 years or so. Maybe it’s the nature of this darn disease. I don’t know.

    But for those who Do support me, I am eternally grateful.

  3. George
    George May 12, 2010 at 12:35 pm | | Reply

    I loved the Oscar Speech style. It’s true that although we can feel so alone at times, there are many there for us. Especially each other!


  4. Scott K. Johnson
    Scott K. Johnson May 12, 2010 at 5:35 pm | | Reply

    Wonderful post Amy. I love how you captured both the daily isolation AND the strong bonds we have with our online family. Well done sister!

  5. karend1
    karend1 May 12, 2010 at 7:31 pm | | Reply

    Can you list some of Gary’s helpful hints?

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  6. Jeff
    Jeff May 13, 2010 at 6:21 am | | Reply

    It’s amazing how similar many of our responses to Wednesday’s question were, and yet we still frequently feel very isolated. I love having the D-OC available for information and support and — well — community. Once I figured out there was a place I could go where I didn’t feel like I had to have my “stuff” together all the time, it became an even more valuable place.

  7. Pamela in Boston
    Pamela in Boston May 13, 2010 at 7:44 pm | | Reply

    Love the props to your support team, Amy (even if I do cringe at the Jewish stereotypes, which I don’t find helpful!). I feel similarly lucky to have my endo. When I first started pumping, over 10 years ago we talked & trouble-shooted almost every weekend, while I could hear her kids playing in the background!

  8. Karen
    Karen May 15, 2010 at 8:53 am | | Reply

    What a great list and an awesome support team. But yes, I understand – even with all of those people who help us, there are times when diabetes seems so darn isolating, doesn’t it?

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    Rose Thompson September 21, 2010 at 11:37 pm | | Reply

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  10. Chris
    Chris June 3, 2011 at 9:35 am | | Reply

    Great post made me think about how other people are affected by my diabetes. I don’t always give credit where it’s due.

  11. Claudia
    Claudia March 22, 2012 at 3:54 pm | | Reply

    Great Support Team: I must say my best supporter is my mother. She has had diabetes for 60 years. She understands all I going through. I can tell her about the bad days as well as the good ones. She always knows the perfect response. If my AIc is not that “perfect” number she says it will be better next time. One of her favorite sayings is “Diabetes is like the rabbit and the coyote and we are the rabbits, so don’t give up.

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    Lenisa August 10, 2012 at 2:41 pm | | Reply

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