November 3, 2010

Speed Bump

I have this tendency to dive head first into things and then end up overwhelmed because my brain just doesn't absorb information that quickly. Especially now that I don't sleep. Okay, okay. I do sleep. Just not as much as I use to. 

During my waking hours I have been making my way around the web reading my way through the many d-blogs out there. I'm thirsty for more information and I'm anxious to be involved and meet other d-folk. All for the sake of my son. Alas, I have reached information overload; one of many speed bumps.

There is a language spoken amongst d-bloggers that I didn't know about and don't quite understand yet. I'm not gonna lie, I feel submerged by the sea of diabetes information that is out there. Not only about diabetes, but the d-community as well. So I ask for your patience. Maybe give me a place to start or teach me the language? Try not to laugh to hard when I use the wrong term or try to sound like I know what I'm talking about. I don't mind gentle correction.. most times. I just need to slow down a little and give things time to absorb, so I hope you'll bare with me and stick around while I get my footing.


  1. No worries on the terms...heck, I have been at this whole "d" thing for 4 years and I still don't always know what the heck people are talking about. LOL. AND, I am a nurse.

    "HI" I am Reyna, mother of Joe (7) who was diagnosed 4 years ago when he was 3. I write for Beta Buddies. Good to meet you. I will add you to my blog roll...I look forward to following your journey.

  2. I wrote a post awhile back with an explanation of terms:

    Maybe you'll find it helpful... I should probably add to it, but I'm too lazy! One of the things not on there is all the pump terminology because we don't use one.

    Anyway, thanks for the comment on my blog, my I add you to my blogroll?

  3. Welcome to the ever-expanding Diabetes Online Community! Yes, it can be daunting and it's no doubt a rollercoaster ride for anyone - especially when you're just getting started out. There's some great people in the DOC (like those who've commented above). I'd also encourage you, if you haven't already, take a look at the Children With Diabetes forums - that seems to be a wealth of info for people at all stages of this D-Tour. Anyhow, great to have you and I'll look forward to seeing you around!


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