The Wonder of Stories

I attended a nearby “pump users” group meeting last night.  This is an awesome group that usually meets monthly.  There is often a certain topic they cover, and sometimes there is a speaker, but they also do “round table” type discussions.  I would like to make it to more meetings, but it’s about a 40 minute drive for me, right in the middle of rush-hour traffic.  All that traffic, along with a relatively early start time, make it difficult for me to attend most of the time.

But last night, as I sat there listening to all of the great discussion I was humbled by all of the diabetes experience in the room. Each and every person in the room taught me new things about living life with diabetes.  It was really something special.

You know what the most incredible thing is?  It is not really that special!  By that  I mean each and every person living with diabetes has a story to tell.  Diabetes is the sort of thing that affects each of us differently, yet in similar ways (if that makes any sense).

If you are reading this, YOU have a story to tell.  I hope that someday I am lucky enough to listen to it (or read it, or watch it, or even just soak it in).

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Scott K. Johnson

Patient voice, speaker, writer, advocate, and Senior Community Manager at Blue Circle Health. Living life with diabetes and telling my story. All opinions expressed are my own and do not necessarily represent my employer’s position. Read more…

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