I've decided that blogging again might make my road to recovery a little easier. It provides me with an outlet to express my thoughts, so I started a brand new blog.

Today, I decided to go public with my battle because I think it's important that other diabetics going through the same battle as me know that they aren't alone, and I also think it's important for our supporters to know the real sides to the beets.

I want to test it out on tu because I feel safe here. If it goes over well, I want to post it for my friends and family to see. My hope is that it goes far and that my stories will resonate with people and help them. I want to be an advocate for this disease, I don't want it to knock me down anymore.


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Comment by andrea on March 14, 2013 at 6:49pm

i like your post! i think blogging is a great way to vent. i am having a CRAPPY time dealing lately. we are all together in this! good luck with everything...always here to talk :)

Comment by jrtpup on March 14, 2013 at 6:52pm

Lizard, what a HUGE step going public (even within the 'family'). I can imagine how scary it is... big hugs and kudos, you're one tough cookie!

The blog is fantastic - open, honest, and from the obviously heartfelt. You're already an advocate, thank you!

Comment by Mari on March 15, 2013 at 1:12am

Thank you for this really good blog! I'm looking forward to seeing your progress ;)!
I have new goals too and I'm trying to get better. Good luck!

Comment by Doris D on March 15, 2013 at 6:55am

love ur post!!!!!!! u go!!!

Comment by John M on March 16, 2013 at 3:30am

Wishing you all of the best and am looking forward to reading and following along as you make your journey.

Comment by shoshana27 on March 16, 2013 at 9:56am

great blog, lizard.good luck.

Comment by Jacob's mom on March 16, 2013 at 1:43pm

i wish i could give you a big hug! sharing always lighten our load, so keep sharing let us how you are doing. i love the one minute at a time, this is all we can really focus on anyways, live in the moment one healthy decision at a time and be kind when you miss the mark with your insulin dosing or with the foods you choose, you are human and diabetes is hard! fight back girl with all you have, you are stronger than you know. do you exercise? this can be a huge allay with your struggles, nothing crazy but more mindful pursuits that will encourage your soul development, like walking, esp in nature or practicing yoga. just a suggestion. you are so much more than your diabetes, deal with what you need to, you know the ropes, but celebrate the rest of you!!! we are here. blessings to you, amy

Comment by Tami on March 17, 2013 at 5:44am

Hello Erin! I just read your blog and found myself smiling and bobbing my head in agreement! What courage you have...very inspirational. Thank you for bringing a very well hidden problem to light...so many will benefit from your sharing. We will all live "one minute at a time" with you...big hugs your way!

Comment by lizard on March 18, 2013 at 10:21am

Thank you, everyone, for your kind words! I'm continuing to post over at beetsaware.blogspot.com. It's really helping me to get my thoughts out and everyone's comments are a positive reinforcement. I hope I can shed light on the emotional downside to diabetes. Thanks again!


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