How great is that?
On Saturday, I posted about an allergy blogger who dissed the Type 1 Diabetes world with an inane comment. On diabetes forums all over, folks were talking about how they’d submitted comments and not had them approved. So I blogged about it, collected the comments and posted it to her site.
Great news. The woman who write the blog, www.alwayssick.com, responded immediately and not only removed her diabetes statements, but admitted she was uneducated on the topic and misunderstood what diabetes was all about. She also said while she usually approves comments right away, she’d taken a day off from checking her blog and was floored when she finally got on and saw all the comments (I totally get that. It’s the one day you don’t check that you should have, right? Just like Steve Martin’s character in “L.A. Story” and his phony weather report. It would be the one day ever it rained cats and dogs in LA). So once she got wind of all that was going on, she removed her statements, apologized on her blog and here on mine, read every comment and responded to quite a few, and has offered for me to guest blog at her site with a “Diabetes 101” post.
That’s a wonderful response. I think she learned a valuable lesson (make sure you know what you are writing about. Don’t make fun or toss knives at other disease groups).
I think she also saw the power of the DOC. Because you guys really stepped up. And I have to say, rereading the comments everyone put, the DOC might have been angry, but we never overstepped with an inappropriate response. This is one great community. I’ll be sharing the link to the guest post at her blog here.
Thanks, as always, for being the cohesive, active, brave and incredible group that you are. And thanks again to the blogger for correcting her mistake.
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