Day #7 of D-Blog Week: What we’ve learned

What we’ve learned – Sunday 5/15: Last year, Wendy of Candy Heartsmade a suggestion for this year.  She commented “I think Day 7 should be a post about stuff we’ve learned from other blogs or the experience of coming together online…”  Today, let’s do just that!!  What have you learned from other blogs – either this week or since finding the D-OC?  What has your experience of blogging the DBlog Week topics with other participants been like?  What has finding the D-OC done for you?  If you’d like, you can even look ahead and tell us what you think the future holds!

I think the first thing that jumped out at me is that there are SO MANY of you out here in the DOC.  I knew of and followed many of the parent blogs, but had never really read a lot of the patient blogs or those with Type 2.  I learned I am like many parents in nicknaming my kids and I have the same hopes and fears.  I have learned that technology has come a long way since my son was on the insulin pump and there are even some patients out there who have new islets.

What I have learned most of all is that everyone in the DOC is welcoming and supportive.  I see a community who learns together and bonds and connects so that we can all have a better life for ourselves and our children.  While I don’t see a cure coming immediately (especially for my children’s rare genetic type), I don’t know their future because we are setting the precedent.  I will stay an active part of the DOC as long as I can and hope upon hope that others can have a better treatment like the miracle we received or that we can see a cure soon.

Thank you Karen for connecting all of us this week and last year.  I look forward to participating again in the coming years and following as many stories as I can.

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About Christy

Christy Vacchio is a former teacher and now Science Instructional Coach in Cincinnati. She is an avid reader and researcher. While she has her bachelor's and master's degrees in education, she plans to get her PhD in Neuroscience in the future. She hopes to participate in research on Neonatal Diabetes and Developmental Delays one day.

3 thoughts on “Day #7 of D-Blog Week: What we’ve learned

  1. Thank you so much for sharing your blog this week….it’s been a great week for learning about this incredible group of people.

  2. I look forward to reading about your 2 sweet babies and their type of diabetes (I think we’re all catching up). In the meantime I’m glad to meet you and hope we’ll be in touch.

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