February may have been a short month, but that doesn't mean the diabetes online community is short of amazing posts! Because the DOC is growing so quickly, we've taken to highlighting a few of our favorite "must-read" posts at the end of each month. For February 2011:
You may not know it, but this week is National Eating Disorders Week. And in light of that, Lee Ann shares her greatest achievement despite diabetes.
Caroline needs some big virtual hugs as she deals with a miscarriage and the guilt that diabetes could have caused it.
In an age of reverse psychology, Riva inspires Scott J to focus on positive emotions like hope and purpose, not fear, when making health changes.
Scott Strumello dives into the issue of physician "pay for play" — Pharma companies paying doctors the big bucks to speak, consult, and other duties as "thought leaders."
Kerri features an anonymous postcard sent to PostSecret that is about living with diabetes. Kerri invited readers to share their own anonymous comments, and they are still coming in...
Inspired by a friend, George contemplates "firing" his endocrinologist and switching to a general practitioner with diabetes experience but who works farther away. Meanwhile, Karen's doctor has jumped ship and is now working at a new clinic 45 minutes away. Should she follow or find a closer endo?
Kim reflects on those unanswerable questions, like "Why do I go low after I brush my teeth?" and "How is it possible that I can access the internet from my phone, but I can't access my basal rates from my meter remote?"
Alison shares eight different types of lows, like the "why now?" low when you're rushing out the door or about to start an important meeting, and the "I'm cured!" low, when you're low so often you're convinced your pancreas revived itself.
For next month: if you've written or read a post that you just love, please ping us for inclusion in this roundup.