Scanning through my 'Facebook Feed', I suddenly realize that the lines between type 1 diabetes and non-type 1 diabetes have been blurred. No longer is there a distinction between friends that understand and those that do not.
Maybe it was from the process of natural selection or maybe a bit of weeding occurred. I admit that early on, a few had to be plucked. Like the mom who voiced concern about all of the 'needles and blood in our home'. Um, good-bye.
But then the happiest thing occurred with friends learning and embracing type 1 diabetes.
One note from a friend (without children living with type 1 diabetes) tells me that the birthday treat from her son to be brought to school is a popsicle and each is 14 carbs.
Swoon! Such a kind, kind, kind gesture from a mom who cares.
Another feed announces a recap on the latest type 1 diabetes gadget. A couple of others come from my own blog but have friends without type 1 diabetes adding helpful hints.
My friends have been following along and want to help, like they would with anything happening within our life. I think diabetes has been demystified and we have shown how normal all of this is.
Two other friends that I can't imagine not knowing share a story (that has nothing to do with diabetes)about their families. While we met through diabetes, I am friends because I truly enjoy their company.
Love this the most! The best part of diabetes has been connecting with so many wonderful people!
And so it goes... with almost every post/feed/friendship connected back to type 1 diabetes.
Remarkably after seven years, everyone is on the same page.