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October 3, 2007

Well, thanks to Amylia and Julia for letting me know today is National Delurking Day!purple.jpg

Whether you’re a long-time reader or just strolling by, if you have never commented before, here’s your chance to answer some very basic questions:

How did you find me?

Do you or someone you know have diabetes?

If you were a tree, what tree would you be?

Pretty simple, actually. Thanks for stopping by and I hope to “see” you again soon!

(And apologies for once again screwing up my template. I don’t know what happened, but the sidebar no longer aligns itself properly. Any gurus with CSS and/or WordPress templates that can help me out? I miss HTML when I could actually read what it was that broke.)

  1. Jamie permalink
    October 3, 2007 3:49 PM

    Hey there. I read and I lurk LOL. Just popping in to say ‘Hey!’.

    Oh, and not sure what tree I’d be. That’s a tough one ….

  2. Aaron permalink
    October 3, 2007 3:53 PM

    Hi. I may have commented here at sometime. I found you through links from other OC blogs. I have type 1 diabetes and use a pump.

    As for the tree – hmm. I think either a maple tree or an oak tree.

  3. October 3, 2007 4:37 PM

    Hi Allison,

    I haven’t commented in a while so here goes…

    I signed up to be in the Diabetes OC and you emailed me! I checked out your blog and the rest is history.

    I have type 1 diabetes, and will soon be a pumper!

    I would be a weeping cherry tree, because the pink flowers are prettier than white ones on weeping willows.

    Happy Delurking Day!

  4. Amalas permalink
    October 3, 2007 6:23 PM

    I believe I found you through the Diabetes OC site.

    I have Type 1 diabetes, and both my grandfathers have Type 2 (although one has now passed on, not due to diabetes).

    I would be a ginkgo tree because I love the shape of their leaves.

  5. October 3, 2007 7:06 PM

    Hi Allison,

    1.I stumbled on your blog in one of Bernard’s blog posts

    2. Type 1; Pumping from today

    3. Hmmm….A eucalyptus tree

    (BTW, about the sidebar alignment problem: it usually happens when you inserted an image in your blog post and messed up the alignment. Go back to some of your earlier posts without any photos and see if the same symptom persists.This may be the cause… )

  6. katie permalink
    October 3, 2007 8:00 PM


    my brother, your coworker mentioned your website to me.

    i have type 1 and my dad has type 2.

    deciduous! because evergreens are boring.

  7. October 3, 2007 8:02 PM

    I’m around.
    1. Don’t remember. It’s been a while 🙂
    2. Me, type 1.
    3. A willow.

  8. October 3, 2007 8:16 PM

    Hi Allison!

    I don’t remember now where I found your blog – I know it was through a link from someone else’s site, though. I’ve been reading for a while, and have forgotten how it started!

    I don’t have diabetes, but many others in my family do (Type 1).

    I think I would be a willow tree, if I could choose…hmmm…


  9. Sara permalink
    October 3, 2007 8:48 PM

    1. Hmm, it’s been so long – maybe an old Kerri post. No idea really!
    2. Yes 🙂
    3. Banyan – google it!

  10. Allison permalink*
    October 3, 2007 10:10 PM

    Thanks for all the comments!

    Sririm: I don’t know if that’s the cause because I’m pretty good about making my pictures small, but maybe I will try that out and remove some of the pictures to see if it makes a difference.

  11. October 3, 2007 11:23 PM

    I can’t remember how I found you – thru Kerri’s blog, probably.

    Tree – I’d be a cocoa tree because, duh. Chocolate.

  12. October 4, 2007 12:26 PM

    Hey Allison

    I found you somewhere in Boston. Now wait that was on your visit here. Before that I found you because of the Diabetes OC site. Yes, I’ve got diabetes.

    I think I’d be a horse chestnut. It would remind me of collecting chestnuts in the fall for school. We’d play a game called conkers and see who had the toughest nuts. Literally!

  13. October 4, 2007 2:18 PM

    1. I think i found you through a comment on either kerri or amy’s blog.

    2. I have a grandfather with type 2, mother with pre-D, and several co-workers with D.

    3. If i was a tree, i’d probably be a cactus. On the outside I can be defensive, inactive, closed off, and seemingly boring. But on the inside is an abundance of life (water) that is readily available to those who care to access it.

  14. October 4, 2007 2:24 PM

    1. I forget, but technically, I’m not a lurker because you know I read this stuff. Probably one of the first OC links I visited.

    2. I’ve got type 1, just as I’ve had since 1990.

    3. A ficus, because it’s fun to yell out, “FICUS!” when you’re trying to get people to focus.

  15. Michele permalink
    October 4, 2007 5:32 PM

    Hi Allison –

    I’m a lurker but just for you…here I am posting.

    1. I found your blog through Kerri or Bernard
    2. I’ve go T1 & use a pump & a Dexcom CGM
    3. I’d be a Cherry Blossom – because in Japan they represent love and the transience of life because they bloom beautifully but only for a short time.
    4. I’ve really enjoyed reading about your experiences in Jersey as I grew up not far from where you are.

  16. October 8, 2007 7:53 AM

    Hi–delurking here.

    I found you through links from other Diabetes Blogs.

    T1 since 1989 (since age 11)

    I’d be a Redwood in Northern California.

  17. October 10, 2007 3:56 PM

    1. Um, (looks around) I’m not sure. I’m a wanderer. And apparently a de-lurking wanderer now.

    2. My dog, Trace is diabetic and has been for three years.

    3. A cherry tree. I’d eat my own then and I’d know when I was ripe.

  18. October 11, 2007 1:59 PM

    How did you find me?
    Through LinkedIn. We’re connected through Krystal and I was browsing event planning.

    Do you or someone you know have diabetes?
    Yes, both grandparents.

    If you were a tree, what tree would you be?
    Palm (sturdy but slightly blowing in the wind.)

    You’re an inspiration! Best of luck!

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