Monday, September 28, 2009

No D-Day

I get tired of diabetes.

You all know what I mean when I say that, but I mean it in a different way. I sit down to the computer and I read tweets about diabetes. I read blogs about diabetes. I look at websites about diabetes.

When I am off of the computer I check my blood sugar several times a day. Make sure my pump is working and has insulin in it. I am now working with Symilin and a continuous glucose monitoring system to try and better tighten up my numbers.

I get tired of diabetes.

The thing is that I love to read about all of you. I love to know what is going on and how I can help or support you. This community is on my mind all the time because you are all apart of a family, my diabetes family. I celebrate your triumphs and cry with you when you have hardships.

I just want a break.

Maybe we should plan a day to not let diabetes into our blogs or tweets or browsers. Do you think that would be a good idea? One day when we talk about other stuff in life. Not even say the D word!

Now of course I do not mean ignore your disease. You have to still take your medicine and check your blood, but wouldn’t it be great to read all of our tweets and blogs and never EVER mention this stupid disease?

I think it would be a challenge but also kind of cool. We may learn some other stuff about each other that we may have in common besides a dumb disease.

So here’s the deal. On October 1st, I will celebrate “No D-Day” and completely avoid blogging or tweeting about diabetes.

Let me know if you want to do it too.

23 comments:

Kerri. said...

I'm in. October 1 - no D Day! :D

Sarah Jane said...

Oh man! THE DAY AFTER MY PUMP ASSESSMENT?!?!

Haha, ok no tweets or blogs, I'm in. But not guaranteeing I won't be reading about pumping. Ha.

Nan said...

yes!! this is great! let's do it...no D day Oct. 1st :)

Cherise said...

I'm in!!!! I need a break too. Btw, where's the 40? I see you've lost 5 pounds! Keep up the good work;)

George said...

I am so excited! I think this will be good therapy for us all! :)

Lee Ann Thill said...

I like your ideas, and I'd like to subscribe to your newsletter.

Scott said...

Count me in ... I say, we can blog about something OTHER than diabetes, healthcare or related topics!

mike said...

I'm in too.

Mellena said...

Sounds like a wonderful idea!! Congratulations on the 35 - Keep up the good work. I know how hard it can be.

Mel

Wendy said...

October 1st!!!! Isn't that right around the corner????

OKAY!!! I'll post in on my blog to get everyone ready :)

10/1/09
The Day Diabetes Dies.

(well, sorta)

CALpumper aka Crystal said...

Love it!! I'm there.

wv: peasin

I will be peasin on Oct 1st. I am highly unsure what that means.

Colleen said...

I'm in - great idea!

Traci said...

Out of town, but will do it. Maybe make it the first Monday of every month?

tMac said...

see you Oct. 2

k2 said...

I'm totally in!
Weirdness- I thought I left a comment yesterday?
YOU ROCK
Kelly K

Cara said...

Me need for a d-vacation has led to me not blogging for almost 2 months. I may have to come back for the day on 10/1. :)

stickysweetdiabetics said...

I'm In!

Laura said...

I'm in too! GREAT idea...I agree that it will be good therapy. Ah, the things to write about...

Stacey D. said...

I don't blog no Thursdays but will pass the word onto the ACT1 lady who does. I may just have to take you up on my blog for next week! :)

Karen said...

George, you are brilliant!! I love this idea! I'm having a really busy week and haven't been blogging or Tweeting much, but I'm going to try really hard to get my stuff done and be on-line tomorrow. And there won't be anything D-related mentioned!!

@nne said...

I'm in. But here I am posting and looking at your B.A.D. Blog. OK, that's all. Bye and No D Day.

FatCatAnna said...

I'm trying REALLY hard to not blog about the D word today. It's tougher then we think. If I'd had more forewarning (only read about this today) - maybe I'd be more prepared LOL - that's my excuses and I'm sticking to it! What teacher, the exam is today, but I didn't write the answers on the back of my .....

Now is this only once a year - or can we make it more often?

Off to fill up the bird feeders .... tweet, tweet, tweet

Body in Balance said...

I'm in! I feel the same way! I need a break from all the diabetes stuff, but not from my friends!