Today is World Diabetes Day.
My diabetes world consists of many people.
People you know like AmyT and Kerri.
Some you may not know well like Jess, Beatriz, or Jennifer.
Parents who have kids with diabetes like Shannon, Penny, and Vivian.
Parents who have diabetes themselves like ArtSweet, Bernard, and Robert.
Those that crack me up like Julia and those that always touch my heart like Kathy.
And what about those who start online communities like Gina and Jon with Diabetes Talkfest, Manny at Tu Diabetes, and Elizabeth with Diabetes Daily.
Then there are those who inform like Scott, Caramaena, and Caro.
Some seem so far away from me like Amylia, Chrissie, and M.
And there are some that I have had the pleasure of meeting face to face like Allison and Sara.
Some I wish would sing karaoke with me like Nicole.
Or play video games with like Hannah.
And those that I must be related to like Scott.
We know that 246 million people have diabetes which means even more then that are affected by it. This was just a small fraction of that number but a big part of my world.
My diabetes world day is going to be spent thinking about all of you and those I did not mention.
Thinking about how much you mean to me and how diabetes ties us all together.