A Proper Introduction
Hi there! My name is Scott. I’m had Type 1 diabetes since 1981 and have lived with it for over 30 years. I was born and raised in New Jersey, and after stints in Philadelphia and New York, have recently returned to the Garden State with my wonderful wife and two sons.
By trade, I’m an engineer. At one time, it seemed like a good idea, but it’s actually quite dull. As I’ve grown, I’ve found that the technology that allows us to communicate over machines isn’t quite as interesting as the things that we have to say. So while working with machines is still what pays the bills, writing and interacting with people is what I really enjoy. First was Facebook, then tuDiabetes.org. Now I’ve decided to try my luck at blogging. So here I am, blog powered by WordPress, blogger powered by MiniMed, to bring you all the interesting stories, observations, and opinions that I can.
I’ve read that the hardest thing about writing a blog is coming up with content. That someone should come up with actual substance before worrying about making the blog look “pretty”. So that’s what I did. I came up with a basic look (which I’m not entirely pleased with) and wrote my first article on a topic that’s been stuck in my head for a while.
After all, by now there are about as many diabetes-related web sites out there as there are carbohydrates in a Chocolate Chip Cookie Sundae from Applebee’s, and I need to make mine stand out. Make it different.
So rather than compete with the myriad of “my life with diabetes” blog (and there are some great ones out there) and the “all the D-news that’s fit to blog” sites, I’m taking the approach of the Op-Ed column. I’ll tell the story, then I’ll analyze it. Then I’ll invite you to do the same.
Oh, and about the name of the blog: the subtitle, “Diabetes and Life: All Rolled Up in One” is what it’s all about. Or, to put it another way, Adele, singer/songwriter of Rolling in the Deep (an *awesome* song if I may say so), describes the term “Roll Deep” to Rolling Stone magazine as “to always have someone that has your back, and you’re never on your own, if you’re ever in trouble you’ve always got someone who’s going to come and help you fight it….”
The title of this blog is sort of a play on that. The diabetes community needs people who’ve got each other’s backs.
In closing, I hope you enjoy what I’ve written and what’s to come. And if you want to reply to this article to offer some words of encouragement or just to say “hello”, I’d really appreciate it.
(maybe one day I’ll be brave enough to use my full name)