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  1. Wendy
    Wendy May 9, 2011 at 7:15 am | | Reply

    What a nice post! There are many T2 people who are close to my heart, and I’d hate to be “at war” with them. Thank you, Allison.

    And thank you, Amy, for the encouragement…it’s funny to read about something from WAAAAAAAY back in 2005!!!! The DOC has opened my eyes to SO MUCH!

  2. Kerri.
    Kerri. May 9, 2011 at 8:11 am | | Reply

    I love how so many members of the DOC are blogging about acceptance, friendship, and love today. That’s what makes this whole community go ’round. :)

  3. Angela Coles
    Angela Coles May 9, 2011 at 8:23 am | | Reply

    fabulous post Amy.

    blessings to you from Angela (D-mom Twice)

  4. Meri
    Meri May 9, 2011 at 8:55 am | | Reply

    My eyes were opened to the T2 plight when my mother was diagnosed a few years ago. The standard of care she was given broke my heart. She was swept under the rug for so long…standing up for yourself can be hard. Especially when you have doctors downplaying your numbers. I also have a new found admiration fo the type 2 community/bloggers. The media slams them constantly, and it just isn’t right!

    Thanks for the love dear Amy! You are so inspiring! I wrote about all that the PWD bloggers do for me in my post today. You and Allison and all are amazing on so many levels!

  5. Reyna
    Reyna May 9, 2011 at 9:07 am | | Reply

    Love the insight and perceptions of PWDs. It helps the parents of type 1 kiddos parent and pancreate to the best of our abilities. Thank you for that.

    And…what a wonderful list of some of my favorite D Mama’s up there.

  6. Mike Hoskins
    Mike Hoskins May 9, 2011 at 10:58 am | | Reply

    Exactly! Great two-part post, ladies. You both make great points. One thing that I find most interesting about this whole dynamic of the DOC is that so many of us are searching for those voices who are “like us” and “get it,” but end up finding not only that but SO MUCH MORE. We may not have even realized that we needed to know or understand these other perspectives from other Types, D-Parents, or so on… that is, until we found them and became a part of this Community. Now, it’s impossible to even describe how much those perspectives and voices are a part of our lives.

  7. Lauren
    Lauren May 9, 2011 at 11:12 am | | Reply

    Thank you for listing other blogs you like! I like finding new blogs to start reading. This is such a great post too.

  8. Leighann of D-Mom Blog
    Leighann of D-Mom Blog May 9, 2011 at 12:06 pm | | Reply

    I had to laugh at the “informed consent” comment by Amy. I tried to keep my D-kid anonymous in the beginning, but she literally wants to take center stage! It’s definitely a balancing act to share without over sharing.

    As I said in my D-Blog Week post today (which just happens to mention both Allison and Diabetes Mine), writing about it is cathartic. It helps me to get it out and sometimes even let it go.

    I can’t say enough how much I appreciate the varied perspectives of the DOC: the PWD’s, whether T1 or T2, and the D-Moms and D-Dads. I have learned so much!

  9. Mike Durbin
    Mike Durbin May 9, 2011 at 1:42 pm | | Reply

    Great post. And thanks for the shout out!

  10. Hallie
    Hallie May 9, 2011 at 3:29 pm | | Reply

    Wow!! I pop over to read your D blog post and who do I see but my Sweetpea?!? Awww! Thanks for including us in your list! I’m honored!

    I find that I have learned so much from the other D bloggers – whatever “kind” they are! I learned stuff I didnt even know I NEEDED to know! I especially love reading the adult T1 blogs because it’s like a little glimpse into the future. I only hope that Sweets will grow up to be as strong and AWESOME as the bloggers here are! You truly inspire us and give us such hope for the future!

  11. Kate
    Kate May 9, 2011 at 6:09 pm | | Reply

    Hi Ann! Speak it, honey!
    I’m so excited that I get to see Ann later this week to work together on advocating for pwd’s in a program that that I learned about on this very site: DiabetesMine. I love how everything comes around.
    I love all of the d-love this week!
    All the best,

  12. George
    George May 9, 2011 at 8:09 pm | | Reply

    Sandra is one of my biggest inspirations. She is an amazing person and an awesome mom.

  13. Andrea Borchgardt
    Andrea Borchgardt May 15, 2011 at 6:53 pm | | Reply

    I just recently found your blog and love it….feeling connected!

  14. Andrea Borchgardt
    Andrea Borchgardt May 15, 2011 at 6:54 pm | | Reply

    Just recently found your blog! Love feeling connected!

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