In gearing up for this epic Unicorn episode I sincerely pondered the impact becoming a diabetes advocate has had on my life. Two of the first people I discovered were Kerri Sparling and Scott Johnson. I had found my people and reading their stories, watching them present at various conferences gave me the courage to “really” find my voice. The podcast and past blog posts have lifted a huge weight, one I didn’t know was sitting on my shoulders, and has connected me with people from across the globe who speak my language. I am truly blessed.
Finally, the most welcoming force in all of the Diabetes Online Community joined the show: Scott Johnson. If you’ve ever composed an article about diabetes, odds are, Scott has given you praise. As one of the founding members of the diabetes blogging world, Scott has watched the DOC bloom into a world that hosts 1000s of posts per year, and he couldn’t be more proud. He’s honest, approachable, and has done a lot of diabetes introspection over the years. Amber labeled him the “most huggable” person of the DOC. You’ll soon understand after listening. Continue reading →