Friday, November 09, 2007

D-Blog Day


Happy D-Blog Day, everyone!

I would be nowhere without the Diabetes OC. I am a librarian, so I know how to do research. I've read tons of books on diabetes, endocrinology textbooks, read studies and journal articles. I've been told (with a straight face, no less) that I have more training in it than some doctors. Yet something was missing, and I kept hearing false notes. At first, I didn't understand. This is what doctors read. Aren't they supposed to be the experts? Isn't this information supposed to be correct? Forget my own diabetes; what I learned didn't really fit with my experience having a close friend with Type 1.

Recently, someone asked me for a good book on LADA. And, well, there is no good book on LADA. There is no book on LADA. There are only a few books that even mention LADA. So where is the book? It's in our heads. It's in our experiences. We are the experts. I sure hope that the medical establishment catches up, but until then we are out there, sharing our experiences.

Without the experiences of other diabetics, I wouldn't really know anything about diabetes.

7 comments:

Sara said...

Happy d-blog day! Man, I have typed that phrase so many times tonight, and it still sounds odd.
Thank you for being a part of the community.

I really enjoy your pictures in 365 too!

AmyT said...

Amen.

Happy Dblog Day!

btw, I proposed to write that book, but our publisher thought the audience would be too small to support it :(

That's why we have the OC.

Christine-Megan said...

Happy D-Blog day!

Lili said...

Sara - Thanks!

Amy - That's crazy, really? Aren't there supposed to be more people out there with LADA than Type 1?

Christine - Thanks!

Amylia said...

happy d-blog day!
god bless the diabetes oc!

Chrissie in Belgium said...

Lili, thank you for being there, and thank you for making me feel a teeny bit less strange with my ketone concerns.....

Scott K. Johnson said...

Happy d-blog day Lili. Thanks for sharing part of yourself with us!