Blogging used to be the way I found and met other people with diabetes online but Twitter quickly became the meeting place for the DOC.
One person that I met via Twitter and who I was have been blessed to meet in person is Bob Pederson. Bob writes a blog called T Minus Two where he writes not only about diabetes but also cooking, poetry, physical health, among other things.
For whatever reason I felt connected to Bob pretty quickly. He has a way of writing that makes you feel like you really know him. You can also tell by his posts that he is a smart man and I like being around smart people! They make me feel smarter.
Besides being a great writer Bob has a big heart. At least that is what I think. His genuine concern, compassion, and caring of others in the world is one I wish was echoed through everyone. We could use more people like Bob.
Diabetes Awareness Month is an important time to focus on Diabetes but I think shining a light on great people living with this disesase everyday is also an imporant part of understanding Diabetes.
I am a huge fan of Bob and I know many of you are also. Feel free to share you stories about Bob in the comments below.