Bit hung over from the Diabetes Pity Party. Should never have gone there. Shouldn’t have indulged. It’s too addictive. Like alcohol - well, middle range chardonnay* - diabetes could control my whole life.
Used to regularly visit, and comment on, www.diabetesforums.com. It was hugely supportive when I first started pumping insulin and needed some insight from other pumpers. But it became repetitious; tedious. Hundreds – probably thousands – of PWDs banging on about diabetes in its various forms.
I’m sick of reading and thinking about diabetes. It’s enough having to live with it. But I’m caught in a bind. On one hand, I’d like to ‘unfollow’ all those diabetes Tweets/Twitterers/bloggers (whatever!) because they make me focus more on all that stuff. On the other hand, there are some brilliant people blogging/vlogging very effectively about diabetes. The social media thing has allowed me to correspond with some of them. Communicating with like-minded people is a massive part of why I write.
And another thing. My brief dip into the Diabetes On-line Community seems to have revealed a strange correlation between PWDs and Christianity. As a born again atheist, this really gets up my wick. I won’t go into that one. Enough there for a whole conference.
So I’m going to cull a few people on Twitter today. I don’t need extra crap – albeit about diabetes – to read. Get enough of that from my less able students of English.
Time to get the diabetes cart back behind the horse.
Can feel my hang-over lifting already.
* Confession: I'll drink cheap chardonnay. In fact for want of something better, I've imbibed that awful 'Dalat White' when travelling in Vietnam.