Inside my blue world, I find inspiration, motivation, and encouragement from fellow members of the T1D community. I firmly believe in passing it on, so each regular episode of my weekly podcast, The Bonnie Sher Show, Boomer Life, includes a T1D co-host. On January 4, 2018, Doris Hobbs from the state of California, joined me to share what keeps her motivated living the T1D life. The episode also features an interview with screenwriter, Jesse Kornbluth. Feel free to share the link to this episode so that others living with or affected by Type 1, will find support, encouragement, and a little entertainment too.
One can barely surf the internet or get through the morning paper without some mention of diabetes. More often than not and lost in the headlines is a community of women, men, and children with and affected by type 1, type 1.5, type 2, and pre-diabetes. This community lives with the stark realities of the disease every day, hour, and minute. Our hopes hang in the balance of research, technology, treatment, management, advocacy, and legislation. Our fears intensify with every high and low, complication, prescription price hike and cost of care.
For many of us, diabetes is a lonely journey. It helps to support, share, and find comfort in knowing that even alone, we are together to face another day. As a member of the T1D community, I am thankful to Doris Hobbs for sharing her journey and reminding us that:
…at some point in life, you must find the truth in each situation and form a level of gratitude for the glamour that awaits you.
What do Mary Tyler Moore, Mae West and Halle Berry have in common? Aside from being three of the greatest actresses of the 20th century, they have all struggled with diabetes behind the camera. Such an auto-immune disease comes with a feeling of both defeat and triumph.
What I love most about the Diabetes Online Community is the beauty that flourishes through sharing our stories. Today I wanted to share a guest post by Doris Hobbs the founder of Rich in Love. Doris reached out to me just after my crowdfunding campaign and shared her story with me.
If you would like to be my T1D co-host on a future episode of The Bonnie Sher Show, Boomer Life, message me by email here. In the meantime, please join the Bonnie’s World Facebook Group to expand your circle of T1D friends.
Until we connect again, may your A1Cs be low and your resilience high.
Photo credit: RichinLoveFashion.com