For some reason, there’s been a lot of activity on My Diabetes Secret over the past few days. Actually, I should specify, there’s been a lot more activity than normal on My Diabetes Secret.
I keep an eye on the likes and reblogs to make sure I’m doing everything I can to ensure this blog reaches the people who need it most. Yet, for reasons I can’t decipher, the number of new followers has increased at a significant rate. I wish I knew what made this stuff “stick” with the diabetes community on Tumblr. I wish I knew what drives people to share, reblog, engage, and interact. I wish I could figure out why this entire experiment actually, kinda works.
My hope is that every single reblog represents a “me too”, and every single like represents a “I hear ya”. My Diabetes Secret isn’t a place to try and one-up the struggles of others, but the shared emotions are clearly connecting.
“I’m so scared I’m not gonna be able to do what I want to do in my life like traveling aimlessly because of diabetes.” “I feel so alone. I’m queer. I’m female. It’s just that I have no one to talk to about it and I feel so so alone in this.” “I’m diabetic, and I’m so insecure about it. I get scared to open up about it because I don’t think people understand.” “I’m diabetic and it’s so depressing.” “I always feel so uncomfortable and insecure. ”
I want to help all of these people.