Scott Johnson of Scott’s Diabetes
Type 1 Diabetes; April 1980
“Living life with Type 1 Diabetes and telling my story. Blogger, Speaker, Writer, Advocate, & Co-host for DSMA Live.”
I started writing about my life with Type 1 Diabetes in February of 2000. First as a way to journal, and keep records, maybe so one day my family could look back on my struggles and successes and better understand me. I started blogging late in 2004, when tools started making it much easier to self-publish. By then the writing evolved into a way for me to cope with Diabetes.
Life with a chronic disease is full of many vague thoughts and feelings, and I found the exercise of putting words to those thoughts and feelings helpful. I wasn’t the only one. There were four or five others who also started blogging about their lives with Diabetes. The Diabetes Online Community took off, and hasn’t slowed down since. A handful of us has turned into thousands of us. The support and encouragement I find “out there” is immeasurable, and plays a crucial role in my self-care.
I bring an honest and open account of my life with Diabetes. I work hard to stay involved, and contribute as much as I can back to the community that has changed my life in such a beneficial way.